Idaho's Department of Corrections Education System

Within the prison walls of Idaho’s Department of Corrections Facilities, is a school that has helped over 500 inmates receive their GED’s as well as 10 inmates who received their high school diplomas. The school is called the Robert Janss School and is accredited through the Idaho Department of Education and operates within seven of Idaho’s Correctional Facilities throughout the state.

Once offenders are enrolled in the Robert Janss School’s program, they will progress through education in this order: Literacy or Secondary Education, Workforce Readiness, Workforce Skills, and On the Job Training. Inmates who are in the school’s program will be able to practice their new education skills at the Correctional Facility they are incarcerated at and use them for work projects and at Correctional Work Centers.

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