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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 teach and perform administrative duties in the House of Correction's education programs.