If a GED or high school diploma cannot be verified, inmates will participate in GED programming. Inmates with limited English skills will participate in English as a Second Language (ESL). Several inmates are sentenced under the Violent Crime Control Law Enforcement Act (VCCLEA) or the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA). These individuals, who have not obtained their GED or high school diploma, are highly encouraged to continue in GED programming.
If convicted under VCCLEA or PLRA and an inmate decides to drop out of school after 240 hours and has not obtained his GED, he could lose good conduct time.
Additional educational programming includes Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes and Release Preparation classes. Although there are several different classes offered, the main focus is release preparation classes such as interview skills, resume writing, cultural diversity, locating jobs, etc.
A bulletin board is located in the cadre unit to keep inmates informed regarding education/recreation opportunities.