Adult Continuing Education While in Prison
The most prevalent advanced education opportunity for federal prisoners are Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes.
Offered within prisons, these classes are 6-12 weeks long, and are similar to typical adult education course, where a teacher (in this case an educated prisoner), teaches a class about some area of interest.
Business planning, Spanish, writing, legal research and accounting are mainstays of most ACE classes.
Upon completion of ACE courses, the prisoner is awarded a certificate of completion and can then enroll in another ACE class.
As with GED classes, the waiting lists for such classes can be quite lengthy.