Suffolk County House of Correction
Nature and Purpose
The Suffolk County House of Correction is a secure facility located in the City of Boston. Administered by Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral, the facility provides for the care, custody, and control of over 1800 male and female inmates most of whom have been sentenced for 2 1/2 years or less. Under the Sheriff's leadership, the House of Correction offers a multitude of social service and educational programs aimed at reducing recidivism by assisting inmates in acquiring the necessary skills and behaviors to lead independent, productive, and law-abiding lives. The House of Correction's Education Department offers an extensive array of programs which are organized to support the department's four major goals: literacy instruction; high school diploma or GED preparation; college programs; and employment training.
PULSE students would teach and perform administrative duties in one of the House of Correction's Education programs. After training and orientation, students would be allowed to choose a program of interest, which has been designated by the department. Then, working directly with the institution's teachers and under the guidance of the on-site PULSE supervisor, students would develop specific roles and programs and would create measurable goals and objectives for the year.