- Contact Corrections Program
PRCLC’s program began at the Southern Ute Tribal Detention Center more than 10 years ago. In that time, it has become one of Colorado’s leading innovators in education behind bars.
Emphasizing academic basics as well as job readiness — from GED, to college entry and vocational studies — the PRCLC Corrections Education Program believes that inmates possess a unique opportunity for life changes and community improvement.
Since jails and detention centers often lack the resources of state prisons or treatment facilities, the special conditions of SUDC allow customized learning and cultural advantages not otherwise available for offenders. Recent initiatives include classes in post-secondary preparation, creative writing, and workplace mathematics. PRCLC's latest project, the WorkLife Program, specifically targets the gaps of inmate reentry by coordinating multiple service networks both inside and outside of jail.
To learn more about the uniqueness of Corrections Education and why it works, feel free to look over our 2008 CEA-International conference presentation ReStructuring the Correctional Classroom (ppt).
FCCEF, 2011: report pending
November 17, Ignacio, Colorado
Durango Herald news coverage--click here
Southern Ute Drum news coverage--click here
For Full Report on this event, please click here.
On November 18, 2010, the fourth annual FCCE Forum convened its largest geographic gathering yet. Representing five distinct jurisdictions in the southwest--La Plata County Jail, Montezuma County Jail, Pagosa Springs Education program, the Southern Ute Tribe Detention Center, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Juvenile Detention Center in Towaoc--attending professionals focused on reentry initiatives and community partnerships. Drawing on the expertise of not only educators and corrections officials, but probation and court officers, counselors, attorneys, government bureaus, public advocates, social activists, and rehabilitation volunteers, the day-long event renewed its covenant for lessening local recidivism and improving the options for offender reform.
NEW FOR 2011--a listserv is now up and running for FCCEF participants and its allied agencies. For more information about how to get involved, please contact us by email or at (970) 563-0681.