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Offline Greentea

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Programs?
« on: June 06, 2011, 09:31:40 PM »
Are there alot of programs and classes available at the women's prisons' to allow you to lower your time<

Offline Marks_guy

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Re: programs
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 10:04:06 PM »
While some of them may have been cancelled due to budget issues, you can look up the two women's prisons on the IDOC website. Just pull up the pages for Decatur and Lincoln, and then scroll down to programs and classes.

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Re: programs
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 06:36:51 PM »
bummer.I already have a diploma.Other than that the sites aren't updated...

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Re: programs
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 06:58:43 PM »
Decatur used to have computer class, custodial maintenance, culinary class, etc.  Horticulture was discontinued years ago.  Women are allowed to sign up for OPD (outer perimeter duty) but your security clearance must be a 3AL and you will have to put in a request with the counselor.  They do have industries but your time may be to short to get accepted.  I am unsure what Lincoln has to offer at this time but the last I knew they also provide for OPD.  You can also put in for work release but you will have to go to your counselor as well for this.  Women in Decatur who were accepted for OPD went to Springfield in the evenings to clean offices, mowed grass, etc.
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