ERIC Number: ED290877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Lafayette Parish Cooperative Jail Project--LPCJP. Phase III Final Report.
Lafayette Parish School Board, LA.
A three-phase project was conducted to further the education of inmates in the Lafayette (Louisiana) Parish Correctional Center. Phase I of the project was designed to prepare inmates to be eligible to take the General Educational Development (GED) test, and/or to teach life-coping skills so that they would better function in society upon their release. This phase of the program also provided training for inmates to assist other inmates in learning these skills. During Phase II of the program, the purpose was expanded to include English-as-a-second-language (ESL) classes, along with more life coping skills and inmate training time. Phase III continued with these purposes, but was expanded to include Spanish as a second language (SSL) for prison deputies and literacy classes in Spanish for Spanish inmates who were illiterate in their native language. Classes were held five days per week. The overall project served 910 inmates (815 males and 95 females) and 18 deputies. A total of 304 students were recommended for the GED test, and 255 passed; 45 adult basic education (ABE) students progressed to the GED classes. The Spanish classes also were successful. As a result of the accomplishments of the program and of the support and cooperation from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department and the community, the program was recommended to be reinstated as soon as funds can be reappropriated. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Adult and Community Education.; Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Baton Rouge.
Authoring Institution: Lafayette Parish School Board, LA.