State correctional facility to offer new education programs
Aug 25, 2023, 9:30 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Correctional Facility announced Friday it is offering several new education programs to help incarcerated women learn new skills and be better prepared to return to society.
Only a handful of women have already signed up and taking classes through Davis Technical College. They’ll be able to get certified in skills such as robotics, automation, graphic design and information technology.
Education coordinator Brian Fauver tells KSL NewsRadio it’s all about giving the inmates a good future.
“The reality is 90 percent of these individuals will return to society at some point,” he said. “So, it’s really in our best interest to help prepare them to do that.”
Fauver also says this is a significant step forward for the women in the correctional facility. This now makes it so there are an even number of programs for men and women.
He says they should have capacity for 80 women at a time in the new education programs.
Mark Jones contributed to this article.
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