We believe academic instruction, occupational training, and the overall constructive use of your time are worthwhile activities that can help you make a full and productive life for yourself, if you choose to do so. We offer the following programs:
-General Educational Development (High School Equivalency)
The Literacy Program, offered in English and Spanish, focuses on the development of Math, Spelling, Vocabulary, Language Arts, and Reading skills.
-English as a Second Language
Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced levels of study are offered. Inmates learn how to speak, comprehend, read and write English.
To qualify for enrollment in any vocational training program, an inmate must currently be enrolled in GED with the student showing satisfactory progress or have a high school diploma. The program offers both marketable and exploratory skills.
The Education Department offers several apprenticeships. Each program is accredited through the U. S. Department of Labor. A program will take two to four years to complete, depending on the program. Upon completion each person will be certified at the journeyman level.
Any accredited college or university that accepts you can be used as a secondary education provider for FCI and FPC Manchester. All courses must be approved by the Education Department.
The purpose of the Parenting Program at FCI/FPC Manchester is to assist fathers in remaining an integral part of their children’s lives while incarcerated. This program explores some of the problems that incarceration causes and provides assistance in how to effectively handle these problems.
-Adult Continuing Education
ACE courses are offered to students who are on their leisure time. Classes are scheduled in the evenings and announcements are posted in the Units.