Helping Alabama Reduce Recidivism

A 2013 RAND study found that inmates who participated in correctional education programs had 43 percent lower odds of recidivating than inmates who did not.

In an effort to aid Alabama citizens with successful reentry into the community, the ACCS Correctional and Post Correctional Education Division works closely with the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, Alabama Department of Corrections and local county jails to provide educational, technical and workforce training for those who are detained, incarcerated or under community supervision. 

Currently, there are 16 community colleges offering 25 educational and technical programs at 40 sites throughout Alabama. 

ACCS Success Video: Harrison Parham

While serving a 20 year prison term, Harrison Parham enrolled in Ingram State Technical College’s Diesel Mechanics program. After graduating the program, Parham still had years left on his sentence and became a teacher aide to keep his skills up to date and teach others. Within 3 months of his release, Harrison was hired in the diesel mechanic field and later as part of the Fleet Management team for the city of Montgomery.

Adult Education
Correctional and Post Correctional Education providers offer Adult Basic Education (ABE) at 40 locations to include county jails, correctional facilities, and pardons and parole sites. Services provided include GED test preparation, basic literacy, and job training.  

Vocational Services
Correctional and Post Correctional providers offer training for students to earn nationally and regionally recognized certifications, including the National Career Readiness Certificate, Alabama Certified Worker Certificate, NCCER core certification, several short-term certificates, and long-term certificates.   

For Employers
Students who participate in any of the programs offered by a Correctional and Post Correctional provider will be able to compete as a well – qualified candidate in today’s workforce. Collaboration between the Correctional and Post Correctional Education Division and Alabama’s business and industry is essential in the success of students once in the community.  

Adult Education Programs 

  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed 
  • Hamilton Work Release 

Adult Education Programs

  • Mobile Work Release 

Pardons and Paroles 

  • Mobile Day Reporting Center (Adult Education)

Correctional Facility Sites 

  • Limestone Correctional Facility 
  • Adult Basic Education/GED 
  • Ready to Work (RTW) 
  • Carpentry 
  • Design Technology 
  • Electrical Technology 
  • Horticulture 
  • Masonry 
  • Welding 

Adult Education Programs 

  • North Alabama Work Center 

Pardons and Paroles 

  • Huntsville Day Reporting Center (Adult Education, Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Certifications, Ready To Work (RTW)) 

County Jail Sites 

  • Madison County Jail 
  • Morgan County Jail 

County Jail Sites 

  • Russell County Jail 

Adult Education Programs 

  • Childersburg Community Work Center 

County Jail Sites 

  • Shelby County Jail 

Correctional Facility Sites 

  • Fountain Correctional Facility 
  • Adult Basic Education/GED 
  • Auto Body Repair 
  • Auto Mechanics 
  • Barbering 
  • Cabinetmaking 
  • Commercial Food Service 
  • Small Engine Repair 
  • Welding 

Pardons and Paroles 

  • Life Tech (Adult Education and Technical Programs) 

Correctional Facility Sites 

St. Clair Correctional Facility 

  • Adult Basic Education/GED 
  • Electrical Technology 
  • Heating, AC, & Refrigeration 
  • Masonry 
  • Welding 

County Jail Sites 

  • Etowah County Jail 

Adult Education Programs 

  • Elba Work Release 

County Jail Sites 

  • Geneva County Jail 

Correctional Facility Sites 

Donaldson Correctional Facility 

Staton Correctional Facility 

Elmore Correctional Facility 

Frank Lee Community Work Center 

Tutwiler Prison for Women 

ATEF  

Kilby Correctional Facility 

Programs Vary By Site 

  • Adult Basic Education/GED 
  • Auto Body Repair 
  • Auto Mechanics 
  • Barbering 
  • Cabinetmaking 
  • Carpentry 
  • Commercial Food Service 
  • Cosmetology 
  • Diesel Mechanics 
  • Electrical Technology 
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 
  • Horticulture Services & Operations 
  • Industrial Systems Technology 
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Technology 
  • Masonry 
  • Office Administration 
  • Plumbing 
  • Upholstery 
  • Welding  

Adult Education Programs 

Red Eagle Work Center 

Pardons and Paroles 

  • Birmingham Day Reporting Center (Adult Education) 

Adult Education Programs 

  • Birmingham Work Release

County Jail Sites 

  • Covington County Jail 

Adult Education Programs 

  • Bibb County Correctional Facility 

County Jail Sites 

  • Tuscaloosa Metro Jail 

Adult Education Programs 

  • Bullock County Correctional Facility 
  • Montgomery Women’s Facility 

Pardons and Paroles 

  • Montgomery Day Reporting Center (Adult Education and Ready to Work (RTW)) 

County Jail Sites 

  • Montgomery County Jail 

Correctional Facility Sites 

Ventress Correctional Facility 

  • Adult Basic Education/GED 
  • Heating, AC, & Refrigeration 
  • EASTERLING CORRECTIONAL FACILITY 
  • Adult Basic Education/GED 
  • Cabinetmaking 
  • Drafting & Design Tech 
  • Electrical Technology 
  • Masonry 
  • Plumbing Technology 

County Jail Sites 

  • Houston County Jail 

County Jail Sites 

  • Cullman Detention Center

County Jail Sites 

  • Mobile County Jail – Goodwill Easter Seals 
  • Autauga Metro Jail – Autauga County Family Support Center 

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For more information, contact:
LaShanda Hails
Correctional & Post-Correctional Education Administrator
293-4701

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