The Illinois Department of Corrections operates 25 prisons throughout Illinois and the agency is committed to operating a safe and secure prison system with successful reentry of inmates into society, which helps reduce recidivism. Lake Land College provides educational opportunities like the Welding Technology Program to 17 correctional centers throughout the state. Other programs include horticulture, food services, warehouse logistics and career technology.
“It is important that Sheridan Correctional Center has partnered with Lake Land College to support local programs, like the Shooting Star program,” said Darryl Coleman, assistant warden at the Sheridan Correctional Center. “It gives the Sheridan offender population an opportunity to give back to the communities in which we are a part. The welding students have worked hard on the shooting star project all summer and are proud of their finished work. The administration and staff at Sheridan Correctional Center are proud to be a part of this project and look forward to the continued partnership.”
To learn more about the educational classes offered in the Department of Corrections through Lake Land College, contact Billingsley at (217) 540-3588.