The Education Department of the OPSO offers instructions in Literacy, Adult Basic Education, and G.E.D. The staff consists of full and part-time, degreed teachers.
Any inmate who is interested in entering the Education Program need only submit a request to join educational services. The inmate is tested for his/her grade level and is placed in the appropriate continuing education program. There are no other qualifications or criteria for participation in the program. Once in the program, inmates are placed on an assigned curriculum to prepare for G.E.D. testing. The OPSO Education Department administered the first post-Katrina GED exam in Orleans Parish.