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TEXAS - Windham School District

P.O. Box 40
Huntsville, TX 77342-0040

Fax: 936-436-4031

Population Served: People who are incarcerated within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice- Correctional Institution Division (TDCJ)

Program Description: Windham School District (WSD) provides academic and vocational education to eligible offenders incarcerated within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Windham operates in the Correctional Institutional Division. WSD is the first education system of such scope to be established within a statewide prison system. Classes are conducted in prison units across the state. The mission of the Windham School District is to provide appropriate educational programming and services to meet the needs of the eligible offender population in TDCJ and reduce recidivism by assisting offenders in becoming responsible, productive members of their communities. Windham provides a variety of academic classes and Career and Technical Education (CTE) to offenders incarcerated in the TDCJ. In addition to WSD programs, the Continuing Education program offers offenders the opportunity to participate in college courses, and recreational activities. WSD operates schools on 90 sites serving TDCJ. Most literacy program participants attended classes 15 hours per week, and most of those participating in CTE programs attended 30 hours per week.

Unique Features: Recognizing the value education has in a correctional setting, the TDCJ was the first government agency in the United States to set up a statewide prison education system.

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