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All of Read Muskegon's re-entry programs provide instruction for men and women re-entering our communities after incarceration, helping them build the literacy and communication skills they need to succeed.

Literacy Class at EXIT

  • EXIT, Empowering Ex-Offenders in Transition, provides men returning to their community from incarceration at the Muskegon County Jail with intense job and life skills training, education, and work experience.

  • Class meets twice weekly and is facilitated by Read Muskegon’s Adult Literacy Instructor/Volunteers

  • Men practice functional literacy skills. This includes reading and comprehension of lease agreements, applications, credit cards, etc. 

Seventy-five percent of state-incarcerated individuals did not complete high school or can be classified as low literate.

  • A residential and nonresidential program for adult offenders as a community-based alternative to incarceration. 

  • Class meets three times per week to practice functional literacy skills.

  • One class focuses on basic literacy skills through a health literacy curriculum. 

Literacy Class at KPEP

Book Club at the Jail

  • Both the Men and Women's jail offers weekly book club.

  • Book Club is facilitated by volunteers with a focus on reading, writing, and comprehension. 

 Incarcerated individuals who participate in correctional education programs are 43% less likely to recidivate than inmates who do not.

  • Volunteer tutors meet with learners once a week. 

  • Each session is tailored to the needs of individual learners, such as working on their driver's license or GED.

One-on-One Tutoring at the Jail

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