library resources. Every inmate will be interviewed by the education technician prior to initial classification with the assigned unit
team to determine appropriate educational level and desired programming.
Student rules and regulations
Be on time for all classes. Do not be disruptive or uncooperative in class. Do not bring magazines, newspapers, or anything that does not pertain to the class. Do not wear radios, headphones, or hats inside the Education Department. Do not sleep in class. Do not leave the classroom unless you ask and receive permission from the instructor. Do not use abusive or inappropriate language. Do not draw, complete commissary sheets, or do anything which is not related to the class lesson(s). Complete only the work as instructed. Dress appropriately for class. Only institution khaki shirts and pants are allowed, and shirt tails must be tucked in. Be respectful to other students and tutors. Do not eat or drink in the Education Department. Leave the area around you clean and tidy. Incentive/Achievement System: A graduation ceremony will be scheduled twice each year for compensatory education classes (GED and ESL), as well as vocational occupation classes which are classified as marketable in nature. Certificates and $25 will be awarded for successful completion and participation in these specific programs. Attendance in the graduation ceremonies is mandatory.
Achievement incentives, such as commissary-type items (cookies, candy, chips, soda) trial size hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, shampoo), and stationary items (cards, paper, pencils), will be provided on a discretionary basis to students participating and progressing through various stages of compensatory classes who excel in performance, attitude, and behavior. Such awards will be distributed infrequently through the Supervisor of Education at the recommendation of the instructor. Students achieving a basic literacy level (equivalent to 8th grade), as measured by the Adult Basic Learning Examination, will receive a one-time achievement award of $5. Students achieving a score of 500 or higher in each subject area of the practice GED examination will receive a onetime achievement award of$10 through the inmate pay system.
Literacy/General Equivalency Development (GED)
inmates to participate, those who elect to not participate after meeting policy requirements should be aware of the following statutes:
The Violent Crime Control Law Enforcement Act (VCCLEA) mandates that any inmate with a date of offense on or after September
1994, but before April 26, 1996, lacking a high school credential, participate in and make satisfactory progress toward the
attainment of a GED certificate in order to vest earned good conduct time (GCT).
The Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) provides that in determining GCT awards, the Bureau of Prisons will consider whether an inmate with a date of offense on or after April 26, 1996, has earned or is making satisfactory progress toward the attainment of a GED certificate.
If an inmate falls under one of these two sentencing guidelines and chooses not to enroll and make satisfactory progress in the Literacy Program, it will have a negative effect on his good conduct time. For further information, consult the program statement on the Literacy Program (GED standard) or inquire of Education staff.
English-as-a Second Language (ESL)
Passing the certification examination is required for completion of the English-as-a-Second Language Program.
in preparing for your release. These workshops include topics such as health and nutrition, personal growth and development, employment, personal finance, release requirements, and community resources related to anger management, family/spiritual counseling, vocational rehabilitation, social security programs, and other pertinent information.