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Prison101ED Courses/Programs Information

Prison class

Introduction

Welcome to Prison101ED, where we offer comprehensive courses and programs tailored to the unique needs of incarcerated individuals. Our CEO, Dalis Freixa, a renowned expert in prison reform, has crafted these courses from her personal experiences during incarceration. Here, we answer some frequently asked questions to provide you with a clear understanding of what sets us apart.

Pertinent Information

We use an evidence-based approach, offer adaptability, commit to continuous improvement, foster a collaborative spirit, and deeply invest in making a positive difference in the lives of incarcerated individuals.

At Prison101ED, we are dedicated to equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to successfully transition back into society. Join us to embark on a journey of personal growth and empowerment

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Location: Department of Corrections (Institutions and Facilities) - Vocational Courses
                 Bureau of Prisons (Institutions and Facilities) – Vocational Courses

 

Target Audience: Incarcerated individuals from diverse backgrounds, ages, and incarceration reasons.

 

Teaching Methods: Our programs employ a multifaceted teaching approach, including lectures, interactive discussions, group activities, role-playing, guest speakers, assigned readings, written assignments, peer teaching, multimedia resources, and feedback and reflection sessions.

 

Structured Curriculum:

         Question: Is there a structured curriculum, lesson plan, facilitator guide, or outline that shows the overall objective of the program and the
                          modules or topics covered in each session?

         Answer: Yes, all our courses have a structured curriculum that outlines the overall objective of the program and provides a detailed breakdown
                         of the modules and topics covered in each session. The curriculum is designed to equip incarcerated individuals with essential skills

                         and knowledge for a successful understanding of each course's objectives.

Class Size:

          Question: What is the minimum and maximum number of participants in a group/class?

          Answer: The optimal class size for our program is between 10 to 15 participants. However, we can adjust the class size based on the facility's

                          requirements and logistics.

Program Duration:

         Question: What is the total number of program hours? Include the number of days per week and the number of hours per day.

          Answer: All courses are designed to run for a total of 48 program hours. The proposed format is:

                         - Duration: 8 weeks

                         - Days per week: 3 days (e.g., Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

                         - Hours per day: 2 hours

 

NOTE: We are flexible and willing to work with the Florida Department of Corrections to accommodate any adjustments needed for successful program implementation within their system.

 

Program Modifications:

            Question: Will any modifications be made to this program? (e.g., shortened or lengthened, changed topics/activities, or changed in any way.

                              If yes, please explain.

            Answer:  As of now, there are no immediate plans to modify the courses being offered. However, we are committed to continuous

                            improvement and will periodically review feedback from participants and facilitators. Any modifications deemed necessary in the 

                            future will be made with careful consideration and in consultation with relevant stakeholders.

Instructor Information: Peer Facilitators:

                *Inclusion Criteria for Peer Facilitators:

                          - Individuals within 3 to 6 months of their release date.

                          - Demonstrated leadership qualities and a commitment to personal growth and rehabilitation.

                          - Basic literacy level to comprehend the course material and facilitate discussions.

                *Exclusion Criteria for Peer Facilitators:

                          - Individuals with severe disciplinary actions or infractions within the last year.

                          - Individuals who pose a security risk or have been involved in violent incidents within the facility.

Completion Criteria:

               Question: What are the criteria for the program completion?

                 Answer: The criteria for successful completion of all courses/programs are as follows:

                          - Attendance: Participants must attend at least 85% of the total program sessions.

                          - Participation: Active engagement in class discussions, activities, and group exercises.

                          - Written Assignments: Completion of all assigned readings and written assignments.

                          - Final Exam: A passing score of 70% or higher on the multiple-choice final exam.

                          - Feedback and Reflection: Completion of the end-of-course feedback form and participation in the final reflection session.

                  **Upon meeting all the criteria, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion.

 

Program Delivery Monitoring:

                   We ensure program fidelity through program supervisors, regular observations, participant feedback, facilitator meetings, and various

                    monitoring tools.

 

Monitoring Outcomes and Completion:

                   We use pre/post-tests, attendance and participation records, surveys, reflection essays, interviews, and follow-up surveys to monitor

                    program outcomes and completion.

 

Benefits:

                   Our program benefits not only participants but also the community and the Florida Department of Corrections and Bureau of Prisons by

                    reducing recidivism, fostering economic contributions, strengthening the social fabric, optimizing resources, promoting empowerment,

                    improving job prospects, enhancing financial literacy, supporting personal growth, building a support network, increasing program 

                    efficiency, creating a positive institutional environment, achieving rehabilitation goals, improving public image, and saving resources.

 

Other Users:

                    Prison101Ed collaborates with multiple states and their individual needs.

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