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Update from the DOC Education Team

Tags: Education
January 05, 2021 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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The Division of Education has been able to double the number of GED's that have been earned from 2015/16 to 2018/19 school years from 242 to 484. This is an outstanding accomplishment for these inmates and staff alike.

The inmate pass rate for GED is 82 percent compared to the National pass rate of 74 percent. This confirms that staff is taking their time and putting everything they have into ensuring these inmates have every opportunity for a successful reentry back into our communities!

During this pandemic the staff continues to work closely with these individuals, often having to provide material for in-cell learning and support the inmates needs as best they can. Inmates continue to seek these materials and learn through peer support and indeed, have realized well over 200 GED's earned even during this difficult year.

The Department of Corrections takes pride in the efforts that are put forth by these outstanding educators and the support the institutions have been able to provide. This success has had a positive impact on our inmates and we are appreciative of the difference these staff are making each and every day.

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