Spalding County CI receives 2019 Program Completion Award

SCCI Counselors

The Spalding County Correctional Institute (SCCI) has been recognized for having the highest number of inmate program completions in the state. This is the third consecutive year the SCCI has been recognized for this achievement at the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDoC) annual Counselor’s Supervisor’s Training, held this year from May 22-23 in Macon.

The GDoC Inmate Services Division presented the award to SCCI Chief Counselor Happy Johnson, noting that the goal of 600 program completions had been far surpassed.

Inmates are mandated by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to complete classes such as Motivation for Change, Problem Solving Skills, Relapse Prevention and several others.

Many inmates are also required to obtain the GED or show they are working towards its completion before being assigned a possible parole date.

In fiscal year 2019, 20 inmates successfully obtained their diplomas. It is anticipated several more will achieve that goal before July 2019.

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