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    Prisoner Education
    Mission:To facilitate the transition from prison to the community by assisting prisoners in the development of their academic, workplace, and social competencies through effective and cost-efficient programs.


    General Information:


    Upon arrival, all prisoners are sent to the Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center .  During the intake process, prisoner educational experiences are verified.  Prisoner's must provide verifiable documentation as to high school or GED certification. If the prisoner does not have a high school diploma or GED certificate, the prisoner must enroll in Prisoner Education as soon as possible after arrival. The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is administered to determine placement and progress in ABE/GED classes.  Prisoners who refuse to attend Adult Basic Education (ABE) or GED classes may be subject to sanction, room restriction, indigent pay forfeiture, loss of "good" time, and/or negative parole consideration.


    For those prisoners who have a high school diploma or GED, a vocational interest and aptitude test is administered.  The test is used to help prisoners decide on career goals and to choose a vocational trade program offered through Career and Technical Education.

    Notice: It is the policy of the MDOC to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, height, weight, or marital status in its programs, services, or activities.


    Employment Readiness
    Career and Technical Education

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