Wednesday’s Times-Union, Warsaw, Ind., reported that Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., has lost the contract to provide educational services in Indiana prisons. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
IDOC Ends Prison Education Contract With Grace
WINONA LAKE – Beginning Jan. 1, Grace College will no longer be providing educational services in Indiana’s northern prisons, according to Amanda Banks, director of public relations for the college.
Grace holds the contract with the Indiana Department of Corrections for the northern prisons. Oakland City University holds the contract to provide educational services at the southern prisons.
Grace had been providing vocational, high school and college education to men in the state’s northern prisons since 2012. After Grace’s contract expires at the end of this year, IDOC will transition to using Oakland City for all state prisons.
Oakland City retained 38 of the 40 teachers teaching in the prisons for Grace College. The two lost jobs are not local, Banks said.
“This change to eliminate the multiregional approach to bring the services under a single vendor was decided by the IDOC in order to avoid duplication of administrative services,” said Ike Randolph, communication director for IDOC.
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