The Milwaukee County Jail provides opportunities for inmates to improve themselves through participation in a variety of education, health, religious programs and support groups.
- Instruction provided by the Milwaukee Public School System.
- 14 to 17 year old inmates can earn high school credits or a diploma.
- Enrollment: 50 students daily.
- Instruction provided by the Milwaukee Area Technical College.
- Adult inmates learn basic skills, prepare and test for their GED's.
- GED test administered bi-weekly.
- Enrollment: approximately 75 students.
The Milwaukee County Jail has approximately 135 active volunteers. These volunteers spend between 4-40 hours per month in the Jail, providing over 650 hours of service and 2500 inmate contacts.
Education - Tutors, teachers, academic testing, parenting classes
Health & Community Education - AIDS Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Nutrition, Risky Behaviors, Domestic Violence
Support Groups - Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Anger Management, Womens' and Mens' Issues, Self-Esteem
Religious - Services, Bible Study, Spirituality classes