Knox County Sheriff Detention Facility Program
The program at the Knox County Sheriff’s Detention Facility, in partnership with Knox County Schools Adult Education, began almost three years ago. To date this program has awarded 200 GEDs. Upon earning a GED, a person is granted a thirty day credit to his/her sentence resulting in a savings of more than half a million dollars to Knox County. Research shows that the rate of recidivism for those students who achieve their GED while incarcerated – or shortly after release – drops dramatically from 46% to 18%.
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