Mat-Su Pretrial General Programs

Mat-Su Pretrial offers educational programming to include adult basic education, GED, and life skills in order for individuals to improve interpersonal and academic skills, to successfully function within the institution, and to enhance community integration and economic self-sufficiency.

As this is a pretrial facility, classes and programs are presented in shorter seminars of 1 1/2 to 3 hrs, 1 to 3 days in length. Some anger management and parenting series can extend to as long as eight 3 hour sessions. All programs target 100% of the inmate population. Class offerings are posted weekly in inmate dorms and inmates are then given the opportunity to request participation in those classes. The library is also available to them daily for study, reading and educational videos.

Classes are taught by the education coordinator, as well as by outside volunteers and contractors. GED testing is also available to inmates. The education coordinator is the Chief Examiner for Mat-Su Pretrial.

Examples of Life Skills Classes

  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Computer Skills
  • Health and Fitness
  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Motivation
  • Goals
  • Parenting
  • Budgeting
  • Checkbook Balancing
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Career Planning
  • Job Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Cognitive Self Change 1 & 2
  • Computer Skills/Lab

Examples of ABE classes

  • Basic Math Skills
  • Reading for Comprehension
  • Writing Workshop
  • History/Cultural Awareness
  • Literature Review
  • Science

Mat-Su Pretrial Facility Support Services for Inmates

  • Education Coordinator
  • Medical (via Registered Nurse, Medical Doctor, and Physician Assistants)
  • Probation Officer
  • Mental Health Counseling