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.
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.
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.
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.