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Rehabilitative Services: Educational Services

Sharon Ursini, Acting Special Education Director/Principal

18 Wilma Schesler Lane
Dix Building
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-2507
Fax: (401) 462-2509

Education Unit programming occurs in every facility within the Adult Correctional Institutions five days a week on a full-time, year-round basis and on evenings and weekends as well. Each facility has designated classroom areas and libraries, which are available to all inmates as scheduling permits.

The typical offender to be served is of low literacy skill and without a high school diploma, lacking any type of marketable skill and of limited English proficiency. Programs range from Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language (ESL), Special Education/Title One, Inmate Literacy Program, GED classes/GED testing (in both English and Spanish), post secondary programs, and Vocational Training Programs. In addition, all recreational reading libraries and law libraries are managed by the Education Unit.

Click here to see a PowerPoint presented during the November 29, 2011 Reentry Summit and prepared by Ralph Orleck for his workshop titled Education, Employment and Job Training.

Click here for a description of programs in the Education Unit.