Maury County Jail HSE Class
The Maury County Sheriff’s Department and Project Learn, the adult education program for Marshall, Maury, and Williamson County, began a partnership in February 2014 to conduct HISET prep classes at the Maury County Jail, including tutoring by volunteers with the faith-based
The Maury County Jail houses an average of 300 inmates at any given time. The current population is 334, with nearly 100 lacking their high school diploma or equivalent. Without adequate resources during incarceration to address barriers to employment, such as lack of high school diploma or equivalent, the likelihood of reoffending is great. An additional motivation for the inmates is the current data showing that high school and HSE
graduates earn an average of $9,500 more per year than non-graduates.
The volunteer instructors have worked with a total of 33 female students, with 6 passing their HiSET exam to date.
“The first group of test takers all passed on the first sitting. They were all thrilled at this accomplishment,” stated Linda Horner, volunteer instructor.
“The support from Sheriff Bucky Rowland and Lt. Debra Wagonschutz has really made a difference in accomplishing our goals”
Photo: Instructors Linda Horner, Jane Hubbell, and Brenda Callahan