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Yes they do. As you can imagine, the best classes are the ones that you show willingness and openmindedness to learn from them. The challenge is getting your loved one to accept that they need to have feedback. Once they agree that it's goiong to benefit them, they will gain a lot of knowledge and it will make them better parents when they get out. It is important to try and let them come to the conclusion that they needRead more
We do not have access to internal programming schedules. We have found the ASPC counselors to be very helpful, we recommend calling there and asking nicely what the current schedules are (and is my inmate eligible?). It makes your request more personal.Read more
Here are some links to documents for the Missouri Department of Corrections-Cremer Therapeutic Community Center. Cremer Therapeutic Community Center - Offender Rulebook Cremer Therapeutic Community Center - Family OrientationRead more
Inmate education is an area that needs improvement and it appears there are many efforts underway to upgrade it across all incarceration systems. They all offer and most require that all inmates have at least a GED. There are limited secondary educational programs offered. Regardless of what is offered, there are many distance learning programs but they require some form of payment. Courses like the Prison College Program and others are ambitious tasks worthy of your consideration. InmateAid is exploring ways toRead more
No, it is not free. The "distance learning courses" are prepaid to the offering university or college and then mailed into the facility's education department. The education staff oversees the testing and compliance. Inmate EducationRead more
Inmates can and do get their college education during their incarceration. For inmates in a county jail, your inmate would have to speak with a counselor and ask what they will approve first. Depending on the length of the sentence, the staff will likely assist in proxying the exams and certifying the test results. If they get the blessing of the facility (usually they LOVE the fact that an inmate would take the initiative to improve themselves) there would have toRead more
This is a great question. We have been working on devoting an entire section to the website specifically for this subject. For you, we would advise you to get into a real communication about the types of things in life he likes to be around. There are jobs everywhere, but first find a field that is exciting and motivating. If it's a love or passion for something, he will pursue it until he gets there. If there is no concretelyRead more
Not on the Internet, but there are programs that are coming in through the electronic tablets that are available through commissary. This is not wide-spread but it is very clever and we would like to see it available in more facilities. Inmates may download courses on their tablet that they purchase from an accredited university. The course is overseen by the education department who forwards the results back to the college for credits earned towards a degree.Read more
Inmates who have not completed high school are required to study for and pass their GED. This is a service provided at no cost. If an inmate would like to take college courses and pursue a degree, they are encouraged to do so but the courses are offered by various accredited university like LSU and others through their "distance learning" programs. These courses are just like regular college with a price on each hour of credit. The courses are proxiedRead more