Lane County Jail's Education Program returns after 2 year hiatus

      EUGENE, Ore. - After nearly two years of being shut down because of budgetary constraints, Lane County Jail's Education Program is open.

      Offenders selected for alternative programs qualify for the opportunity to gain skills while serving their sentence.

      Those on parole and probation as well as Sponsors participants can also enroll.

      Two classes are currently being offered, giving individuals the chance to earn their GED, build their resume, learn job preparation skills and employment skills.

      Participants are required to attend 5 days per week and commit to at least 14 days of coursework.

      Instructors from Lane Community College teach both the afternoon and morning sessions, which allow offenders the flexibility to fulfill familial and employment opportunities, while also preparing for their future.

      Each of the 3-hour classes has space for between 12 and 16 people.