Plymouth Inmates Graduate Behind Bars
Plymouth County Correctional Facility inmates receive GED degrees.
Release from the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department
Nineteen inmates at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility donned caps and gowns Friday (November 2) and graduated from the House of Correction’s high school Graduate Equivalency Degree program.
The inmates began intensive study to qualify for their high school diplomas while serving sentences at the jail, which houses more than 1,400 state, county and federal inmates.
Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald Jr. told the graduates that their use of time to study and pass their exams behind the closed doors of the facility “will help you to open doors” when they return to their communities.
“You have chosen to help yourself and make a difference in your life going forward,” Sheriff McDonald said. “In a way, by earning your degree, you are unlocking your future.”
Instructor Rhena Almeida told the graduates their GED studies will help them build productive lives.