Inmates are allowed to take classes to further their knowledge. Classes available are Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Literacy; English as a Second Language; and Basic Computer Keyboarding & Application. Basic Literacy teaches reading and writing skills. Intermediate and Advanced Literacy have strong emphasis on reading, writing and mathematics.
Basic Computer Keyboarding & Application has three class types they offer: Basic Computer Literacy Lectures, Computer Software Applications and Real-Word Applications. Basic Computer Literacy helps an individual understand computer operations and components. Computer Software Application teaches keyboarding and the different Microsoft use and programs (Word, Excel…). Real-Word Applications teaches things like writing resumes and applications and various other topics.
The jail also offers G.E.D. preparatory classes. They administer the test when they determine you are able to pass it. If the inmate passes he will receive a G.E.D. certificate that has been approved through the Texas Education Agency. To apply for any of these classes an inmate needs to fill out a Human Services Request Form (Appendix F). One form per class. Classes are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.