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16 SCCC Prisoners Graduate with GED Certification

Photo of Dean Marshall presenting Hardy Muasau with his GED

Superintendent L. Dean Marshall presents inmate Hardy Muasau with his GED

Photo of the SCCC graduates

SCCC GED Graduates

Spring Creek Correctional Center held a graduation ceremony Jan. 31st to honor the sixteen graduates of the Education Department’s latest GED program. The ceremony, which was catered by the Culinary Apprenticeship Program, was the culmination of months of hard work and dedication by the graduates. Not only does obtaining their GED represent a personal accomplishment for the inmates, it opens up many educational and employment opportunities. Studies have shown that inmates who earn their GED while incarcerated are significantly less likely to recidivate than those who do not. Lisa Rininger, the Learning Resources Department Head at AVTEC was the Key Note Speaker.

— Superintendent Dean Marshall