FCI Schuylkill Educational Programs

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Vocational Training



Inmates who have a verified High School Diploma or GED certificate and are not deportable aliens, have the opportunity to develop a marketable skill in the areas of Carpentry and Horticulture.

General Educational Development Program



All inmates who do not have a verified High School Diploma or GED certificate are required to complete 240 hours of instruction in the Literacy Program, unless otherwise exempted by policy. The Violent Crime Control Law Enforcement Act (VCCLEA) mandates an inmate with a date of offense on or after September 13, 1994, but before April 26, 1996, lacking a high school credential, participate in and make satisfactory progress toward attainment of a General Educational Development (GED) credential 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 attainment of a GED credential.

An incentive award of $25.00 is given upon successful completion of the GED program. Also, as an added incentive, an annual graduation ceremony is conducted to recognize those who have completed educational programs during the year. Graduates are given certificates of achievement, a tassel, and two complementary pictures of themselves in cap and gown. Incentives consisting of certificates are also given to students upon completion of specific achievement levels or when selected as “Student of the Month.”

English As a Second Language (ESL)



ESL is a mandatory program for those inmates who have limited proficiency in the English language.

An incentive award of $25.00 is given upon successful completion of the ESL program. Also, as an added incentive, an annual graduation ceremony is conducted to recognize those who have completed educational programs during the year. Graduates are given certificates of achievement, a tassel, and two complementary pictures of themselves in cap and gown. Certificates are also given to students who have been selected as “Student of the Month.”

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