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The Chicago Board of Education offers high school classes to individuals in custody ages 17-21 through their onsite facility, Consuela B. York Alternative High School.

The PACE Institute is another onsite organization that offers Adult Basic Education and General Education Diploma (GED) preparation.

Literary Services

  • Book Club

  • ConTextos

    ConTextos is “An intensive writing program that incorporates peaceful conflict resolution and trauma-informed practices to develop pro-social behaviors” and therapeutic interventions.

College Courses

DePaul University is currently offering 3-hour college course credits to individuals in custody by providing classroom instruction onsite at CCDOC. The Inside Out Model utilized by DePaul University’s Irwin W. Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning & Community Service Studies allows individuals in custody to study in a classroom alongside non-incarcerated DePaul University students.