Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Inmates in Torrance Receive GEDs.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Forty inmates at the Torrance County Detention Facility in Estancia received General Educational Development (GED) diplomas or certificates Friday for completing life skills and vocational programs.

Danny Moon, director of educational programs at the private prison in Estancia, said all of those who earned GEDs or certificates are District of Columbia inmates.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America operates the Estancia prison.

Graduation ceremonies are held for inmates semiannually, Moon said.

"I'm very appreciative of the staff, and I'm proud of the inmates for assuming the responsibility and completing the program," Moon said. …

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