Abstract: GED Programming in Correctional Facilities


The purpose of this study is to examine GED programming in correctional facilities by:

(1) Reading existing documentation such as research articles, personal experiences, laws, and other sources of media.

(2) Searching for available information concerning existing programs through online sources.

(3) Documenting potential challenges correctional education is facing in regards to GED rates and addressing potential solutions to increasing GED output in correctional facilities.

Information gleaned will then be used to determine any standards for instructors and inmates, sources of funding, government mandates, community involvement and general program operation data. This project’s goal is to promote awareness of correctional education and encourage collaboration between the community and the government to increase productivity and add to the discussion on correctional education.