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. GED testing is offered weekly, free of charge.

Inmates may choose to work on their reading, writing and math skills using a 10-station computer lab. Computer instruction is also available to speakers of other languages who wish to improve their knowledge of English. In addition to computerized learning, inmates also may receive individual tutoring from community volunteers who donate approximately three hours of their time each week to assist inmates during education class.