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Morgan County Correctional Complex Holds Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 12:10pm

WARTBURG – Earlier this morning, the Morgan County Correctional Complex (MCCX) held a Spring Commencement ceremony for those who recently completed one of the many available educational/vocational programs available at the facility.  A total of 51 offenders were recognized, with 13 having earned their HiSET (high school equivalency) and 38 receiving certifications in vocational programs such as commercial food services, carpentry, HVAC systems, and welding.  The offenders had been enrolled in their respective programs since December of last year.  Over 150 MCCX offenders have earned certificates during FY2018-19.

“What you’ve worked towards doesn’t end today,” said Larry DeWeese, MCCX’s principal, to the graduates.  “Education doesn’t have to stop, and you’ve proven it knows no boundaries. Continue to learn and continue to grow. “

The Tennessee Department of Correction’s (TDOC) school system is fully accredited by the Tennessee Department of Education to ensure the highest level of education for incarcerated individuals. The goal is to provide incarcerated offenders with much-needed education and career training as part of the broader TDOC effort to increase public safety and reduce recidivism.

Photo of Participants during Ceremony