Offender Reeducation Program

We received this interesting plan for starting up a reeducation program for prisoners based on a low budget and with a lot of good ideas:

Offender Reeducation Program

Mission Statement:

The reeducation of offenders, would-be offenders, and Security Threat Group (STG) members on how to best serve time, rehabilitate and successfully transition back into society as productive citizens.

1. To curtail STG recruitment and activities in the Department of Corrections.

2. To substantially reduce disciplinary rule violations by those who successfully
complete the program.

3 To reeducate offenders on the importance of participating in educational and
vocational programs.

4. To initiate volunteer style exercises for young offenders to instill a civic duty of volunteerism prior to release.

5. To teach those social skills most offenders lack, i.e.:

a.) How to interview successfully for gainful employment;
b.) How to manage finances such as balancing a checking or credit account,
paying monthly bills, planning a grocery budget and shopping; and a prioritization of living needs; and
c.) Dealing with confrontation and stress in socially acceptable ways,

6. Certified classroom and in-cel1 programs for abusive behavior and personality
disorders, i.e.:

a.) Drug and alcohol abuse/addiction;
b.) Domestic violence/abuse;
c.) Materialistic abuse/addiction;
d.) Self-destructive behaviors; and
e.) Nutrition and exercise for healthier living.

7. To establish and coordinate pre-release and parole planning, post release housing, and community resource availability.

8. Post-incarceration follow-ups to gauge success / failure rates, and offer support
counsel for those failing.

9. Post-incarceration volunteer programs to allow offenders to give back to their communities.

Staffing: Requirements:

l. Custody:

No more than one (1) correctional officer will be required to act as custody supervision during classroom sessions.

2. Free Staff:

It is the goal of the program coordinators to get volunteers from both mental health and education to assist in the drafting and input of the programs text and curriculum.
Conversations with these free staff concludes they find the program to be a worthy
endeavor and would volunteer time and knowledge.

The program coordinators further intend to obtain volunteers specialized and accredited in the subjects listed herein from educational and medical departments in society.

Program Participants:

It is the coordinators’ goal to enlist both direct and indirect participation from members of the state legislature, state and federal judiciary, Nevada parole and probation, adult and juvenile corrections, college students majoring in criminology, the Nevada State Bar-, and state and federal law enforcement.

Program Benefits:

Upon successful completion of this program offenders will receive the following:

1. Meritorious credits. Any offender who successfully completes the program will be awarded thirty (30) days meritorious time.

2. Certificate of completion shall be placed in the offenders I-File for consideration by institutional classification and the Board of Parole and Probation.

3. Security Threat Groups Due Process Consideration.

Program Coordinators:

Nicholas Neff # 54214
El y State Prison
P.O. Box 1989
Ely, Nevada 89301

Richard Carmichael # 27850
Ely State Prison
P.O. Box 1989
Ely, Nevada 89301