Thank you for your interest in Ingram State Technical College, our students and our mission.
ISTC is part of the Alabama Community College System, fully accredited by the Council on Occupational Education for over 40 years. The College was established by the Alabama legislature in the mid-1960’s for the sole purpose of providing job training to incarcerated students.
For over 50 years, the faculty and staff have worked daily to meet that challenge, preparing students to make a successful return to family, community and the workplace.
Today ISTC is helping close the employment gap in Alabama by offering technical training in 17 career fields, adult education and GED preparation, and soft skills training essential for success in today’s workplace.
Our graduates are at work across the state, in businesses large and small, using skills they gained at ISTC. If you are interested in learning more about the College, if you would like information on hiring an ISTC graduate, or if you would like to join our foundation, we would be delighted to hear from you.
"J.F. Ingram State Technical College provides comprehensive educational services to incarcerated adults to reduce recidivism and return responsible citizens to society. "
Mr. Bill Griswold
Dean of Instruction
Dr. Julliana Probst
Associate Dean of Instruction
Ms. Rosie Edwards
Dean of Students and Student Support Services
Dr. Brannon Lentz
Dean of Administration
Rosie Edwards, Dean of Students and Student Support Services
Amelia Fox, Business Office Director
Bill Griswold, Dean of Instruction
Dr. Brannon Lentz, Dean of Administration
Dr. Julliana Probst, Associate Dean of Instruction
fawn Romine, Workforce Development Coordinator
Tawanna Thornton, Director of Student Services
Rick Vest, Reentry Coordinator
In 2014, the majority of incarcerated adults were men born in the U.S. with a high school education or less.*
*Source: American Institutes for Research
Born in the United States
High School or Less
“Inmates participating in correctional education programs are 28% less likely to recidivate than those who do not.”
-Journal of Experimental Criminology, September 2018
“Spending $1 per student in correctional education saves $4 to $5 in the future for decreased recidivism.”
– Office of Justice Programs, The Nation, RAND Corp.