inmates Shawn Harrison and Eric Hernandez hold their recently awarded GED and vocational certificates following their graduation ceremony at Correction Corporation of America’s (CCA) Marion Adjustment Center. The facility, in partnership with the state of Kentucky, offers inmates a variety of educational and vocational programming. Studies have shown that inmates who obtain their GEDs have a lower recidivism rate. Inmate graduates also have a higher likelihood of finding meaningful, full-time employment upon release, another factor that cuts recidivism rates. In 2011 alone, nearly 3,000 inmates received their GEDs at a CCA facility.
inmate Zachary Cawthorn receives his GED certificate at a graduation ceremony at Correction Corporation of America’s (CCA) Marion Adjustment Center. Also pictured is Susan Yocum., CCA employee