McEver PDC Hosts First GED Graduation

Commissioner: 
Gregory C. Dozier
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Jeal Salter
Contact Number: 
(478) 992-5248
Contact Email: 
Jeal.Salter@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
September 8, 2017
STATE OF GEORGIA

McEver PDC Hosts First GED Graduation

Three men receive certificates

FORSYTH, Ga. – On September 8, McEver Probation Detention Center (PDC), a short-term facility that houses 250 minimum-security male offenders in Perry, Ga., hosted their first General Equivalency Diploma (GED) graduation ceremony. There were three total graduates.

“We are proud of the three men who received their GED yesterday,” said Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier. “This milestone would not be possible without our hardworking staff at McEver PDC.”

At the event, the valedictorian recognized Superintendent Mistie Jones with the agency’s Golden Apple Award, for her exemplary effort in helping the offenders earn their diplomas.

The GED program provides educational services to offenders who did not complete their high school education prior to incarceration. Students must pass tests in four basic subject areas: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.

For more on PDCs, http://bit.ly/2wPLcKA.

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 52,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees.

For more information on the GDC call 478-992-5248 or visit http://www.gdc.ga.gov

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