NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) Five inmates at the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center are using their time there to further their education, and last week they were rewarded for their hard work..
At a graduation ceremony complete with caps and gowns, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones and NPDC Chief of Corrections Roger Henson presented GED certificates earned by (l-r) Kadarious Mitchell, Ja’Darrius Wilson, Freddie Lewis, Michael Jackson and Arthur Isaac.
Flanking the inmates on the right (l-r) are Henson, Shannon Larche, captain of administration, Jones and NPSO Deputy Brandon Jackson; and on the left are Monica Jackson, education coordinator; Cara Stanfield, education assistant; Jarvis Robinson, education instructor; and Christopher Lejeune, tutor.
No one was prouder of the offenders’ accomplishments than Jones, under whose leadership the GED program was developed.
“It’s arranged to assist offenders in gaining educational skills, which leads to productive and practical work experience and helps them to transition back into the community upon release”, Jones said.
To learn more about the GED and how to prepare for it, click on this link: https://ged.com/