FCI Edgefield Educational Programs

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Education Department

The Education Department is responsible for providing a range of programs including academics and testing, social education, parenting, vocational training, and legal and leisure library resources.

Every inmate will be interviewed by an Education Representative upon arrival at FCI Edgefield to determine what type of educational programming is appropriate.

Literacy Programs

General Education Development (GED) -If you do not have a High School Diploma or GED and have not completed the mandatory time inschool, you must attend GED classes for a minimum of 240 hours.

Upon mastery of necessary objectives and recommendations of teachers, you will be scheduled to take the Practice GED examination. GED is required for all sentenced inmates designated to the Bureau of Prisons. In addition, new Federal guidelines mandate that inmates who fall under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (VCCLEA) guidelines, and who lack a high school credential, must participate in and make satisfactory progress toward obtaining a General Education Development (GED) credential to vest earned Good Conduct Time. Inmates who fall under Prison Litigation Reform Act (PRLA) guidelines, and who lack a high school credential, must participate in and make satisfactory progress toward obtaining a GED credential in order to be eligible to earn the maximum amount of Good Conduct Time.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

During the education interview, the Literacy Coordinator will evaluate your ability to speak and understand English, if English is not your primary language. If it is determined that you need to attend ESL, you will be required to attend until you have demonstrated English language proficiency. Proficiency in ESL is measured by achieving a score of 225 on the CASAS Reading Certification Exam and a score of 215 on the Listening Certification Exam.

Passing the certification test is required for completion of ESL.

Continuing Education

A variety of continuing education programs is offered by Education. Classes vary from quarter to quarter, depending on interests and instructor availability. Please see the Adult Continuing Education (ACE) coordinator in Education for more information.

Vocational Training

The Vocational Training program offers a variety of work-related programs that are classroom-based, as well as self-paced. Please see the Vocational Training Instructors for a list of available VT’s and apprenticeships.

Leisure and Law Libraries

The hours for the libraries are as follows:
Monday – Thursday:
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Leisure and Law libraries at the Camp are open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. daily.

For more information on these educational services, see your Education Representative for details or refer to your Admission and Orientation Handbook.

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