The Education department is located on the ninth floor where the law and leisure libraries are maintained, as well as staff offices and classrooms. A debit card operated copier is available for making copies of legal documents the cost of the card is $6.50 from the commissary. Hours of operation are listed on the Inmate Activity Schedule. When visiting the Education department, you are expected to follow the rules and regulations posted on the bulletin board in the law library.
Sentenced inmates confined to MCC Chicago who do not have a verified General Educational Development (GED) or high school diploma is required to attend the adult literacy program for a minimum of 240 hours or until a GED is obtained. Sick time, furloughs or other absences will not be counted as attendance toward the 240 hour period. Upon passing the Official General Educational Development (GED) test, the student receives an incentive award of $25.00.
English as a Second Language Program
Limited English proficient, sentenced inmates confined in Federal Bureau of Prisons institutions are required to attend English-As-A Second Language(ESL)until they function at the equivalent of the eighth grade level incompetency skills. Upon successful completion of the program, the student receives an incentive award of $25.00.
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