I had heard rumblings of an update for a self-study education program available on the computers. Its available at most other prisons, but is not available at Butner yet. The new computers are installed, so I’m not sure why we don’t have access now. There are supposed to be 70 classes available for self-study. I hope to get an update on when we will have the new education classes available to us. These self-study classes are better than doing all my reading.
A guy who just transferred here from FMC was a tester for the new system. He took Spanish and said it was very good. Remember, I told you that the regional BOP office visited recently. A friend overheard the education director tell the regional inspectors that we had access to the new system and loved it. This was a blatant lie. I’m never surprised at what these BOP people do to hide their incompetence and make themselves look better.
This is the week that all the new courses start, so I start teaching again tomorrow. I will have a very full class since Money Smart was not taught last quarter. It is required for guys to “program”. Programming means that there are certain classes that are required to get your full 6-month halfway release time. Money Smart is one of them.