Programs & Education

The programs and services below are provided with the intention of positively promoting and influencing hygiene, idleness, boredom, non-criminal acts and helping to prepare inmates for lifestyle changes upon release.  Some inmates are court ordered to attend certain programs.

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous (Managed/Instructed by Volunteers)

GED - Managed and Insturcted by Diane Evans and John Sparrow

The Marion County Adult Education Center provides instruction and materials for a combined GED preparation and adult basic education class.  The number of hours per week of instruction will be at their discretion.  Prisoners indicating a desire to attend class will be screened before placement in classes.

A.L.P.H.A. Program (Addicts Learning Positive Healthy Alternatives)
​SAP is a six month inpatient treatment program that offers curriculum that consists of criminal addictive thinking, drug and alcohol education, socialization, and relapse prevention. It also offers cognitive therapy groups, process groups, and promotes prosocial activities. Three months within the program each client is offered the opportunity to invite their family and friends to a family contact visit. A family seminar is offered and presented by the ALPHA SAP counseling staff. This family seminar goes over resources within the area that the family can utilize, family dynamics of addiction, and gives the family an opportunity to share their experiences.

R.E.A.C.H. (Re-Entering American Communities with Hope)
REACH Program Criteria:
- Applicants must be a male Community Custody level 1, Class D 1/ Class D 2, or a recommended Alternative Sentence client.
-The client must have at least six months and no more than 18 months to serve or to the parole board or serve out date.
-Clients must have completed an Evidenced Based Substance Abuse program (DOC or AOC approved).
-Clients must have a minimum of 60 days clear conduct for a Category 4 or above and Category 3-11.

REACH is a six-month program offered to graduates fo the Substance Abuse Program.  The REACH programs offers clients the opportunity:

- to partcipate in 90 day programs such as anger management, moral reconation therapy, and relapse prevention

- attend process groups supervised by REACH counseling staff

- attend self help groups such as AA/NA, celebrate recovery, and religious programming

- work community service jobs such as the animal shelter, sanitation, road crew, mowing crew, recycling center, city park and Lebanon Water Works

- develope resume and job building skills by attending seminars at the Marion County Career Center with REACH counseling staff

- participate in a family program that gives them the opportunity to complete and present a family genogram to their family at a family contact visit

REACH Step 2 is an extension of the REACH program offered to REACH graduates.  REACH Step 2 offers clients the opportunity to continue to work and build upon their treatment goals by:

- continuing to build job building skills by working community service jobs

- continuing to work on attending self help groups such as NA/AA, celebrate recover, and religious programming

- attending process groups supervised by REACH counseling staff

- leading peer led classes within the therapeutic community

Vivitrol - Substance Abuse Medication Assistaed Treatment (SAMAT-JSAP)
The purpose of Substance Abuse Medication Assisted Treatment (SAMAT) is to prevent relapse for inmates with opiate addiction or substance use disorders participating in a substance use program operated or supervised by the Department in compliance with Senate Bill 192. The goal of the program is to facilitate transition of inmate patients into an outpatient substance abuse treatment program which employs a multi-faceted approach to treatment combining the use of FDA-approved extended release VIVITROL, counseling and referral to community based providers upon release.

Eligibility - The target population for the program are residents of the KYDOC which include the following two populations:
1.) Active participants in the Substance Abuse Programs (SAP) who have been paroled upon completion, met the inclusion criteria, and have a documented opioid or alcohol dependence.
2.) Those that have completed the Substance Abuse Program (SAP), met the inclusion criteria, and have a documented opioid or alcohol dependence.