Second Seneca County Jail Inmate Earns GED

(From the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office)

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize another inmate, Joshua S. Lunsford, who recently earned his General Education Diploma or GED.

Melissa Blair is the teacher for our in-jail facility GED program. GED is a set of tests that, when passed, certify the test taker has met high-school level academic skills.

We are very proud of the ten weeks of hard work Joshua put in to complete his education and of all our staff members who worked with him to make it happen.

Joshua is the SECOND inmate to earn a GED while still in our detention facility.

Our case manager, Grace Morehart, has worked hard to become a GED proctor to be able to provide this level of service in our jail.

There is no other jail in our area that have an employee proctor the GED test inside their jail facility.

Studies have shown that the quicker the GED test is taken after the course work, the higher the percentage of passing.

We currently have SEVEN other inmates who are getting involved with the GED program, so it is catching on!

We realize the impact of these successes extends far beyond the walls of our facility, which is why we’re committed to reducing recidivism and helping cultivate productive members and their re-integration to our community/society.

-Sheriff Stevens