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
Adult Continuing Education
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.
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
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 inmates most recent enrollment in the literacy program; or
3. The inmate has withdrawn from the literacy program.