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Nevada Department of Corrections provides distance learning for offenders

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 19:02:26-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) is providing adult education and postsecondary education to its offenders thanks to distance learning strategies established with education providers throughout Nevada.

During normal NDOC operations, educators teach offenders in classrooms at the facilities.

COVID-19 necessitated NDOC move to modified operations, which included a temporary restriction on visitation as a precautionary measure to slow the spread of the virus.

To overcome this challenge, Nevada’s education providers are working with NDOC in order to carry out distance learning in creative ways.

Western Nevada College offers real-time lectures to offenders at Northern Nevada Correctional Center and Warm Springs Correctional Center in Carson City. This allows offenders to ask questions and maintain class dialogue.

Public school districts in Clark, Elko, Humboldt, Lincoln, Nye, Pershing, and Washoe counties are delivering course materials to their partner facilities.

For more information about NDOC’s education services, please visit: http://doc.nv.gov/.