On March 3, 2022 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office had its very first inmate graduate from the Adult GED Program.?
Inmate Hugo Lopez was given a certificate of completion of the Adult GED Program at the Humboldt County Detention Center.?
Present during the ceremony was Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Captain Chris Lininger, Humboldt County School District Superintendent Dr. Dave Jensen, Adult Education Coordinator Diana Padua and Adult/Corrections Administrative Assistant Andrea Kelly.? The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our?congratulations?to Inmate Hugo Lopez for his hard work in completing his Adult GED.??
The Adult GED program is offered to inmates at the Humboldt County Detention Center as part of the reentry program. The reentry program is designed for inmates that have been sentenced to the Detention Center through Justice Court or District Court to help them transition back into the community.
Some of programs that are offered in the reentry program are Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, release and reintegration, co-occurring disorders, relapse prevention, criminal and addictive thinking, drug and alcohol education, Inmate worker, safe serve, the inside out dad and Adult GED.
These programs are set up and coordinated by Deputy Avila, Deputy Mendoza, Deputy Watt along with Deputies on shift at the Detention Center to supervise inmates while they work on their specific program.
Deputy Avila and Deputy Watt worked with Humboldt County School District Adult Education Coordinator Diana Padua and Adult/Corrections Administrative Assistant Andrea Kelly to set up the Adult GED Program at the Humboldt County Detention Center through Distant Learning.
The School District supplies the Inmates with Laptops to complete the program and testing is done onsite at the Detention Center.
Humboldt County Sheriff Allen states, “We partnered with the Humboldt County School District to implement this invaluable program. The program is extended to the inmates of the Humboldt County Detention Facility to better prepare them for the future and provides them with lifelong knowledge and skills. Reentry skills are imperative to help reduce recidivism rates.”