FCI Marianna Educational Programs

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Academic


Academic programs range from basic literacy through high school equivalency (GED). The GED classes are offered in the English and Spanish languages. In addition to the literacy program, English-as-a-Second Language and college correspondence courses are offered to the inmate population. These courses are designed to enable each student to complete his or her prescribed or desired educational objectives.
The English-as-a-Second Language program is designed to prepare the inmate to communicate successfully in a predominately English-speaking community and correctional environment.

College correspondence courses offer certificate and degree programs from various accredited colleges and universities to the inmate population. The cost of these programs are borne by the inmates. These correspondence courses must be approved by education staff prior to ordering materials.

Vocational/Occupational Training and Social Programs


Education Services provides vocational and apprenticeship training programs that enhance marketable skills, refine job retention skills and develop self-worth. The vocational programs are certified through the State of Florida, Department of Corrections, Office of Program Services and the apprenticeship programs are registered through the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training. Programs offered at the FCI include: Computer Applications, A+ Computer Refurbishing, Electrical, Heating & Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and Diversified Cooperative Training (DCT) and various apprenticeship programs. Vocational programs at the Camp include: Computer Applications, Diversified Cooperative Training, and various apprenticeship programs. Career Planning and Career Counseling programs are offered at both sites to supplement vocational programs.

Adult Continuing Education


Adult Continuing Education programs include (not limited to): Parenting, Financial Management, Conversational Spanish, Health Education, Career Planning, Career Counseling, and Basic Study Skills.

All academic, occupational training, and apprenticeship classes and programs are taught by either BOP or contract staff and are free to the inmates, with the exception of college correspondence programs.

VCCLEA/PLRA


The Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act (VCCLEA) states that an inmate whose offense was on or after September 13, 1994, but before April 26, 1996, and who lacks a high school credential, participate in and make satisfactory progress toward attaining a General Educational Development (GED) diploma to vest earned Good Conduct Time (GCT).

The Prison Litigation Reform Act states that an inmate whose offense was on or after April 26, 1996, and who lacks a high school credential, participate in and make satisfactory progress toward attaining a General Educational Development (GED) diploma to vest earned Good Conduct Time (GCT).

Definition of Satisfactory Progress

An inmate subject to the VCCLEA of 1994 or the PLRA of 1996 shall be deemed to be making satisfactory progress toward earning a GED credential unless and until the inmate receives a progress assignment confirming that:

1. The inmate refuses to enroll in the literacy program;
2. The inmate has been found to have committed a prohibited act that occurred in a literacy program during the last 240 instructional hours of the inmates most recent enrollment in the literacy program; or
3. The inmate has withdrawn from the literacy program.

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