About ISTC


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.

Annette Funderburk

Our Mission

"The mission of Ingram State Technical College is to provide a range of occupational, educational, life skills and re-entry programs and services to incarcerated adults so as to facilitate their successful return to society as responsible citizens."

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

President’s Cabinet

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.