Recently, 19 justice involved men from Men’s Central Jail earned their high school diploma through the Department’s Education Based Incarceration (EBI) educational program. The ceremony, hosted by New Opportunities Charter School, was held virtually at Men’s Central Jail, located in downtown Los Angeles.
New Opportunities Charter School teachers are California state certified and teach in-jail classes such as Math, English, Science, and Life Skills, all of which meet current State requirements for high school education. Inmates participating in the program are housed together which creates an uplifting and motivating environment for them to thrive in.
Inmates who participate in educational courses but are released prior to completion, may continue their education by attending one of New Opportunities Charter School’s six fully operational school sites, which are conveniently located throughout Los Angeles County.
Congratulations to the recently graduated students – LASD is very proud of your accomplishment and wishes you much success in your future endeavors!