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Education Based Incarceration (EBI)

Focused on deterring/mitigating crime by investing in its offenders through education and rehabilitation.

Landscaping: This growing industry offers career potential on a number of levels, and the courses train students in lawn care, irrigation, plant care, and basic landscape design.

Computer Operations: Covers the basics of Microsoft Office 2010 suite operations, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Excel.

Commercial Welding: Teaches the full spectrum of various types of commercial welding.

Residential Construction: A comprehensive course from foundation to roofing and everything in between.

Automobile Body Repair and Detailing Courses: This is a comprehensive course that features repairs, maintenance, welding, power tools, metal techniques, spray painting, refinishing and detailing.

Building Maintenance: Prepares students for careers in the rapidly growing field of custodial maintenance, basic repairs, floor care, and insect and rodent control.

Commercial Painting Courses: Include instruction in brushes, rollers, spray equipment, abrasive blasting, and rigging/scaffolding.

Art Education Courses: This program develops general art skills, techniques, and aesthetic expression related to artistic and professional practice in the media

Cement and Concrete Block Masonry Vocational Program: Teaches a wide variety of modern masonry techniques, including barbecue patios, block wall buildings and fire pits.

SHARE Tolerance Program is Now in Custody

From the Heart: Stories of Thanks and Redemption

EBI class for male inmates at MCJ

Vocational Sewing Shop at CRDF

Vocational Sign Shop at NCCF

SHARE Tolerance Classroom (trailer) at MCJ

EBI class for female inmates inside TTCF

"Six Principles of Education Based Incarceration" By Sheriff Leroy Baca

The Community Transition Unit (CTU) was established in April 2001 to identify and link inmates to public, private, faith-based (FBO) and community-based (CBO) organizations' services upon their release from jail in order to promote a seamless transition and a successful reintegration into the community.

"Lee Baca Wants to Educate L.A.'s Prisoners" Pacific Standard Magazine Article, April 2011

LASD Education-Based Incarceration USDOJ Library National Institute of Corrections - EBI

Street Symphony Quartet Perform at Men's Central Jail for MERIT Program Students

Los Angeles Expanding Plan to Have Inmates Help Save Strays - South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Being Incarcerated Affects the Ones You Love More Than You Can Imagine. You're Not The Only One Doing Time. Los Angeles County Jail, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Inmate Holding High School Diploma he earned while attending classes in the Los Angeles County jail: 5 Keys Graduation at North County Correctional Facility (NCCF) on 6/19/13. (Photo Credit: Fratantoni)