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Arkansas Correctional School
The Arkansas Correctional School:
Provides educational services to approximately 4,500 inmates each day.
Provides educational services at a cost of $1,510 per student per year (based on 2001-02 figures). This compares to $6,168 for public school expenditure per student (based on 2002-03 figures).
Has averaged 775 GED graduates per year for the past seven years.
Has organized school programs at fourteen units of the Department of Correction, five units of the Department of Community Correction, and two probation and parole offices.
Has been unanimously ruled a public school by the Arkansas Supreme Court (12/21/95).
Provides an opportunity for the completion of an education for those who did not attain a high school diploma.
Has 82 licensed teachers and seven (7) classified employees.
Is committed to the goal of reducing recidivism and improving quality of life by providing educational opportunities for all inmates.
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