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Learning & Working Programs

The Department of Corrections (DOC) provides educational, vocational and work opportunities at each prison facility. Providing inmates with education and job training is part of the broader DOC effort to increase public safety and reduce recidivism. Some of the learning and working program opportunities for inmates include:

Impact & Outcomes

Inmate education is an important tool in the successful operation of the agency. For inmates with low levels of literacy (less than sixth grade), these programs provide the skills to understand Department policies and rules and enable participation in other programming areas. Inmate education accomplishes two major objectives:

  1. Prepares inmates for reentry into the community with basic academic education, job skills, and vocational training.
  2. Reduces idleness, lowers infractions, and improves behavior of inmates while incarcerated.

Resources

Policies

Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) policies that apply to Learning & Working Programs.

Laws & Regulations

Below are the federal laws, state laws (RCWs) and regulations (WACs) that apply to and/or relate to Learning & Working Programs.

Federal Laws

Revised Code of Washington (RCW)

Washington Administrative Code (WAC)

Publications

Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) publications that apply to Learning & Working Programs.

Brochures
Fact & Data Sheets
Reports & Strategic Plans

Resource Links

Online Publications