Educational Programs: Various programs are offered to allow inmates opportunities for achieving higher academic levels and acquiring skills in vocational/technical areas. If you do not have a marketable skill, you are encouraged to participate in at least one of these programs.
Educational programs currently offered are:
General Education Development (GED)
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Post Secondary Education (correspondence course)
Adult Continuing Education (ACE)
Satellite Distance Learning Program
Occupational Vocational (VT Business Education, VT
Computer Assisted Drafting)
To enroll in any of the programs offered, an Inmate Request to Staff Member (cop-out) must be submitted to the Supervisor of
Education. An inmate subject to the Violet Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (VCCLEA) or Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PLRA) and lacks a high school credential must participate in and make satisfactory progress in the Literacy Program to earn and vest the maximum amount of Good Conduct Time (GCT). An inmate subject to VCCLEA or PLRA who refuse to enroll in the literacy program, drops out of the program, or receives an incident report for committing a prohibited act in the literacy program will receive an unsatisfactory progress assignment. In order to return to a satisfactory status, an inmate must complete 240 instructional hours following the date which theywere placed in unsatisfactory status.