GED and Other Education

The sheriff's office views literacy as an essential component in an effective life and gives education a high priority at the detention facility. Instruction is offered in English as a second language, adult basic education, and general education development (GED) test preparation. The sheriff's office offers free GED testing vouchers that can be taken to various testing centers in the community for GED testing.

The sheriff's office also has a full time inmate educator on staff, who works with inmates in small classes using a 10-station computer lab. This instruction and computer lab supports reading, writing, and math skills for a variety of levels. Computer instruction is also available to speakers of other languages who wish to improve their knowledge of English. In addition to computerized learning and in-person instruction, inmates also may receive individual tutoring from community volunteers who donate approximately three hours of their time each week to support inmates during education class.