Program Website: www.doc.ri.gov
Contacts: Ralph Orleck, Special Education Director / Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Program Description: Participants have the opportunity to earn college credits for various liberal arts and/or business offerings in classes offered by the community college. Course offerings vary by semester. Academic requirements of the AA degrees are followed to enable students to attain the AA degree while incarcerated or allow them to continue to pursue the AA degree upon release (ongoing, all facilities, days and evenings, lecture and telecourses). Vocational post secondary offerings vary by semester and lead to the obtainment of trade related certificates of completion and/or licenses as applicable.
Degrees Offered: Associates
Programs Offered: Associates Degrees, College Placement Testing, Vocational Certificates
Unique Features: Full time dedicated coordinator enables the correctional facility to function as an additional campus of the community college.
Headquarters: Cranston, RI
Correctional Facilities Served: Adult Correctional Institution
Population Served: Incarcerated individuals
Number of Students: Varies; 550 unduplicated; 2009-2010
Graduates to Date: 11
Year Founded: 2003
Founders: Timothy Murphy
College/University/Organization Partnerships: Community College of Rhode Island
Funding: General revenue, Incarcerated Offender Grant award, Carl Perkins