The in-house education of jail inmates takes place in the school wing. The jail education program began in the late 1960's, and is currently staffed with an instructor and an instructor's aide provided by the Lansing School District's Office of Adult and Continuing Education. Since the highest percentage of our inmates will be released to Lansing and the immediate area, the Lansing School District
is the service provider. The people working the the school include two Lansing School District Employees and two Sheriff's Office personnel:
Instructor: Works with inmates testing at eighth grade level and above to prepare them for the General Education Development (G.E.D.) high school equivalency examination.
Instructional Aide: Supervises the computer lab where inmates of all levels may access academic programs from a wide variety of software.
Program Coordinator: The position is responsible for the coordination of several in-jail programs, include the G.E.D. Program, which are provided for inmates during their stay of incarceration.
Security Officer: Supervises movement of all inmates coming from residence areas to the school wing daily. Maintains daily record of all inmate movement to the wing. Provides security on wing while classes are in session.
Since the inception of the Lansing School District's Jail Education Program, more than sixteen hundred (1600) inmates have passed the G.E.D. examination.