Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility Inmate is First to Graduate GED Program from Flagler Technical College Partnership

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Easton Perez, an inmate at the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility (SPHIDF) has successfully completed the GED Program that Flagler Technical College offers and the graduation ceremony was held Wednesday May 31st, 2023.

Perez is the first inmate to complete the program. This program allows inmates to earn their GED while incarcerated. This program is a means to provide inmates with skills and knowledge so that upon release they can be successful. The goal is to reduce recidivism rates in the county.

“We are incredibly proud of Easton Perez and all of the inmates who will follow in his footsteps to complete their GED in the future,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “Education is a powerful tool, and we believe that providing inmates with opportunities to improve their education can help them turn their lives around and become productive citizens. We greatly appreciate our partnership with Flagler Technical Institute and thank the GED instructors that made this opportunity possible.”

The SPHIDF offers other vocational training and substance abuse counseling along with the GED program. Programs like these are a large part of the reason that the SPHIDF was awarded the Innovation Award for medium sized jails by the American Jail Association.

By Krys DeWind

Krys DeWind has been a Flagler County resident since 2016. She is active in her community and is always looking for ways to better it. She has a community first attitude which is one of the central founding ideals of the Flagler County Buzz.

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