EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SERVICES
All new committed inmates who do not have a GED or high school diploma must take the Adult Basic Learning Examination (ABLE) and be assigned to the Literacy Program for a minimum of 240 hours.
Pay Restrictions: An inmate cannot earn above pay grade four (4) until he has a verified GED or high school diploma if he entered the Federal Prison System after May 1, 1991. If he was in the system prior to May 1, 1991, and has passed all six (6) sections of the ABLE test at 8.0 or higher, he may be promoted to pay grade two (2).
Violent Crime Control and Enforcement Act: (VCCLEA) mandates that inmates whose offense was on or after September 13, 1994, but before April 26, 1996, who lack a GED or high school diploma must participate and make satisfactory progress towards attaining a GED to be eligible to earn all of their Good Conduct Time (GCT).
Prison Litigation Reform Act: (PLRA) provides that in determining Good Conduct Time (GCT) awards, the BOP shall consider whether an inmate with a date on or after April 26, 1996, who lack a GED or a high school diploma, must participate in and make satisfactory progress towards attaining a GED credential in order to be eligible to earn the maximum amount of GCT.
Milan High School is the only high school diploma program within the Bureau of Prisons. Auto VT, and Computer VT (for inmates with three (3) years or less to serve) are available.