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We are putting together some PDF self-help type documents for inmates. One of the more difficult topics we're trying to cover is education. We're looking for educational correspondence programs willing to work with inmates on a national level. If you know of any, please feel free to let us know. Thanks.


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bradc30
bradc30

Are you looking for accredited college type programs or just adult educaton related programs and anything in between?

 
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Webmaster

Hi Brad!

We're looking for accredited college correspondence schools. We're also looking for feedback from any inmate use with them.

Thanks!
Adam

I often forget to mention this, but if you have something useful to share, best to contact the site directly: WriteAPrisoner.com - Contact Form

 
Albanaich
Albanaich

Ok. . . . .I've got some fairly important input here.

The British GCSE and 'A' Level programme operates internationally and is ideal for prison inmates in that it gives college credits (In Florida and Virginia) and covers and incredible range of subjects.

CIE in the USA

International General Certificate of Secondary Education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It is not a correspondence course, but an independently assessed examination.

Students can study for it in any way they like, by correspondence or through private study. It's the national UK system and books and teaching materials for it are available very cheaply (its a mass market with something like 50 million students in the same program world wide).

Every where else in the world except the USA its is possible to sit the examination privately - that is the the Cambridge Examination Board will make arrangements with a local organsiation, say the prison, for the student to sit the examination then send the papers in (as happens in the UK)

In the USA Cambridge examinations insist the exams in been submitted and taken in registered schools. Individual applications are (unlike the rest of the world) prohibited.

Pressure should be brought to bear on Cambridge Examinations Board (and the various states, in particular Florida, which has an expanding system of schools using the system) to change their policy for prisons.

I've gotan ex PP who is doing 'A' level maths, spanish and english - it was just the cheapest way to college credits. . . . .

 
Albanaich
Albanaich

You would be well advised to contact Edexcel, who are a division of Pearsons and ask they why they won't deliver IGCSE to US Prisons. . . . .

International | Edexcel

They deliver them everywhere else in the world - but not the USA]

 
SharonL
SharonL

One of my pen pals was upset because he was turned down by a correspondence for on writing. Here is some information I had found for him. Maybe this will in turn help someone else

National Home Study Council
1801 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Write for a list of schools and courses that are offered to prisoners by mail

Partakers: College Behind Bars Program
230 Central Street
Auburndale, MA 02466

PEN, Writing Program for Prisoners
568 Broadway
NY, NY 10012
Offers a free resource guide for prison writers and a list of correspondence courses leading to GED, college, or paralegal degrees. Sponsors an annual writing project.

I hope this helps you out a little bit.

 
carlylou
carlylou

thats really great i hoope ppl use it too thnx for sharing ;-)

 
eddiebear
eddiebear

yeah great...

 
carlylou
carlylou

beeeee nice ;o)

 
eddiebear
eddiebear

i beg to differ, always nice here

 
Webmaster
Webmaster

If you know an inmate interested in getting back to his or her education, we have put together a PDF for them: WriteAPrisoner.com - Back to School

 
WriteAPrisoner Staff
WriteAPrisoner Staff

There is a post release education website for the State of Washington. Their goal is the successful bridge from prison to education to work. Here's the link: POST PRISON EDUCATION PROGRAM