El Paso County Jail Inmates Learn to Reinvent Themselves Graduating From PPCC Program
Debbie Kelley, Colorado Springs Gazette
Under a new program from Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC), assailants, robbers, thieves, drug dealers, and abusers in county jail are learning how they can redefine their lives.
Unlike life skills training offered at other jails around the nation, the 12-week program focuses on inmates developing a detailed, executable plan for their lives after incarceration, one that looks and feels different from what’s been their status quo.
Twenty-four individuals have completed the program and earned certificates; another 55 people filled out enrollment forms for Career Boost, a noncredit workforce training program through PPCC. And a few have started a welding program.