There are several hobby craft programs offered to cadre inmates. If an inmate would like to participate in a hobby craft program, he must submit a Request to Staff Member (copout) addressed to the Recreation Department. Upon receipt of the copout, recreation staff will contact the inmate to arrange for enrollment. Class participants will receive materials in beginning classes to achieve basic skills. Inmates may remain in the advanced hobby craft classes but purchase their own materials from the Commissary. Inmates will mail out completed projects at their expense. All hobby craft materials will be stored in the designated hobby craft boxes located in the cadre unit. Any materials not stored in the hobby craft room are subject to confiscation, and could result in disciplinary action. Specific hobby craft procedures will be reviewed and signed by the participants prior to enrollment in the hobby craft program. Additional programming may take place in the education/recreation departmental area for programs such as recreation, ACE, etc. Use of homemade recreation devises or use of government equipment for other than its intended use is prohibited.
Cadre inmates may also participate in structured fitness programs and activities such as basketball, handball, unit walking, and utilizing fitness equipment. Fitness programming is also part of the release preparation program.