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It's Not All Bad Behind the Walls Let's talk about the good things that happen in prison. The correctional officers that have helped us, etc.

View Poll Results: If they could pick a class, what would it be?
GED 46 7.32%
NA 12 1.91%
AA 18 2.87%
A mechanics/work with your hands class 239 38.06%
An art class 107 17.04%
Anger management/violent offender class 33 5.25%
other........ 173 27.55%
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:43 PM
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Jerome wants to take counseling courses and business management courses.
The other courses are no good for him. I am a believer that AA and all those classes only introduce you to more connections... cause so many of those people don't want to change.. just my opinion.
And I am happy to say that anger management is not needed for him... I am a different story.
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:39 AM
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he would take an art class. he loves to draw and is good at it too.

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art class for sure, he loves to sketch. he wants to go to the art institute of chicago one day...
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:26 AM
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It would be nice to have a business, real estate, or brain work curriculum, alas just a dream. Most only learn how to be better criminals.Then we have recidivism. It's the system, keep them coming back, the cos need jobs.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:09 PM
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My honey would take any class that would use his brain and time. He loves to learn. So far he's got his GED and his welding certificate. He's even enrolled and been accepted into college starting August 09. I'm so proud of him. But if there were more classes he wants to learn to play guitar and speak German, and Spanish. Also he made me send him some massage tricks so i know he would do that too. He'll do almost anything.
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I think my daughter would take the reviewing movies class,she loves old and new movies,and has already asked me what new ones are out...and old ones,she's missed.
She'll watch movies,I know for a week when she comes home...if only that was a paying job(lol)
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:48 AM
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my hubby would take a music class, he was so happy at his camp when he got there because they have a music room ....
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Did anyone suggest a how to become a lawyer in five easy lessons class? Or how to get out of jail and stay out class?
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A judge or a cop...for real.
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Anything to do with cooking! He's dynamite in the kitchen.
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I wish the AA & NA classes were combined in the poll. It's called the S.A.S. program in the New Hampshire SP.
Nothing like being in a classroom behind that wall with a bunch of sober drunks and drug addicts!!!
Great time, excellent program!
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:30 PM
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Mechanics/work with your hands

That's Eddie to a "T"! His hands are all scarred up from working on cars and wood working...he loves working with his hands.
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Mine need Anger Management 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 1000, 20000, 10000000000, etc. He just don't play.
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:34 PM
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Rhew is wanting to take a class to become a certified substance abuse counselor, it is available where he is but they keep denying him because they say he has too much time left on his sentence. :sad:
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:25 AM
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Mine told me the other day he wants to study the art of seduction... Such a freak!!!
Man I wish my boo and enroll in that class also lol
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I think my husband would take an art class or lol a sewing class. I wont want him to take a computer class or anything that could get him into trouble. LOL. So, it would be something fun especially since he cant draw like he thinks he can.
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Sonny would like to get into the motorcycle machanics, because he has been a auto mechinic. He has a ged too.or maybe computers that would be a tose up.

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Old 10-29-2010, 10:08 AM
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something outside he loves tree work he loves the outdoors
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I chose other.. I think he would enjoy taking a class for business or something that would be offered at a technical school (welding, hvac, etc) that he could apply towards getting a job when released.

If I could pick, I think he needs anger management classes.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:49 AM
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I voted for Auto VT, when I was inside I worked as an Auto VT clerk. The boss there was interested in getting the inmates to get certified in one or more ASE areas. I remember helping a couple of the guys in their studies, and felt darn proud when they passed and got an ASE cert.

It gives the men a chance at finding work outside when they leave.

Computers and programming are good courses, but in the real world you can setup a "shady tree garage" easier than a computer consulting agency.

So, in my heart, I hope they are still offering Auto VT, and anyone who got their ASE wishing them good luck as they re-enter the real world.
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"D" would take a computer class, spanish, or "How to get mind control over your girl" lol
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:16 AM
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I would have liked to take a creative writing class in prison so I could release my pent up stress through writing. Psychology classes would have been great too, it would have helped me understand some of the people I was living around
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My Man would love a vet tech class. He/we love our dogs and he knows so much how to care for them anyway.
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