Education programs provide inmates with an opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma/credential, obtain marketable job training, and acquire skills to make positive life decisions. All programs support the inmates effort to re-enter the community.
- English-as-a-Second Language (ESL)
- Occupational education (which includes vocational training and apprenticeship)
- Release Preparation Program (RPP)
- Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes.
With few exceptions, inmates who do not have a high school diploma or GED credential must participate in a literacy program for a minimum of 240 instructional hours or until they earn a GED credential. Federal law requires inmates who lack such credentials to participate in the literacy program in order to be eligible to earn and vest the maximum amount of good conduct time.
Federal law also requires that non-English proficient inmates, with few exceptions, participate in an ESL program until they pass competency skills test at the eight grade level.