MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Correctional Facility, located in Morristown, has modernized its classrooms within the facility. The new technology will be used to further an inmate's education.

The classroom within the jail has new computers and software that will be used for educational purposes, said jail officials. The technology will allow inmates to take GED (general educational development) classes while incarcerated and will help those who have not completed the GED to make a seamless transition when they are released from custody. The technology also provides educators with quantifiable results regarding student progress, stated officials.

“This is an excellent upgrade to our corrections facility, one that will give inmates a chance to improve their education so they will have a better chance after incarceration of getting jobs and leading productive lives,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Director Doug Cabana.    

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When students are fully prepared, they can apply to take the test and receive a high school equivalency diploma upon successful completion of the test, said officials.

“It is my position that there are four components imperative to inmates’ success upon release from a correctional facility; Housing, Education, Employment, and Aftercare Support Services,’’ said Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon.  “I am very impressed with the upgrades within the correctional facility and also with the continuity of educational services an inmate will receive post-incarceration.  I am confident that a higher level of education will yield a lower level of recidivism within our jails.  This is a great step in the right direction to support a productive life style within our community.”   

For more information on the Morris County Correctional Facility, visit: https://sheriff.morriscountynj.gov/corrections/

 

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