NKSP celebrates 31 education graduates

North Kern State Prison (NKSP) celebrated their education graduates in a recent ceremony at the institution. The ceremony celebrated incarcerated GED and Bakersfield College graduates.

Incarcerated students received recognition their accomplishments and received diplomas.

Recognized during the graduation included:

  • 31 total graduates
  • Four Associate of Arts college degrees
  • 26 GED diplomas
  • and one high school diploma.

Principal Ross Zimmerman said 157 incarcerated students earned a GED at NKSP during the 2022-23 school year.  NKSP population are also earning certifications in the Vocational Electrical Works program or the Vocational Small Engine Repair program. 

“Congratulation to the incarcerated students on their achievements. I am very proud of my education team for their commitment to the vision and mission of CDCR. I encourage the population at NKSP to continue to set positive goals for themselves. Take advantage of the education and other rehabilitative programs available to you,” said Warden Kevin Hixon.

Story submitted by Joseph Lopez, CRM
North Kern State Prison

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