The Recreation Department offers leisure activities such as bingo, organized and informal sports, social activities, arts and hobby crafts, physical fitness and aerobic activities. In addition, the Recreation Department also sponsors special programs and holiday activities such as tournaments, music programs, and talent shows. Other general interest courses include Health Education, Fitness, and Wellness. For additional information, please refer to the supplemental Education/Recreation Handbook and the Monthly Activities Calendars posted on all bulletin boards.
RELEASE PREPARATION PROGRAM
It is the philosophy of the Bureau of Prisons to prepare inmates for release from the beginning of their incarceration. Therefore, a comprehensive program of groups and classes are offered to all inmates on a voluntary basis. Inmates with sentences of two years or less, or within two years of release, are particularly encouraged to participate in this program. The program is divided into six areas, each containing one or more classes/groups. Inmates are considered to have completed the entire program upon completion of at least one class or group within each area.
Inmates will be entered into the program through their Unit Team. A class schedule is posted on the bulletin board in each unit and a sign-up sheet will be maintained by each Case Manager. Inmates will sign up for each individual class through their Case Manager, who will forward the class list to the Case Management Coordinator (CMC) one week prior to the class date. The CMC will then add the inmate=s name to the Call-Out sheet. Inmates are responsible to check the Call-Out sheet and attend the class. Most classes are held in the Visiting Room. If another location is used, a notification will be made prior to the class.