Dougherty County Jail inmates get GED

Dougherty County Jail inmates get GED. / Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni

Two inmates at the Dougherty County Jail have something they've always wanted: their GED.

James Wood and Demetris Tolson were smiling from ear to ear when they received their certificate.

Their loved ones and friends came together to be a part of this special moment.

Sheriff Kevin Sproul says many inmates don't finish the program because they leave before completing it.

"It's a great feeling,” Tolson said. “I've been working for so long, and I’m happy I have it."

Tolson hopes to put his certificate to use by joining the military.

Wood wants to get a job and join the union after he's released.

"I feel like I have a sense of a pride and accomplishment,” Wood said. “It's something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time."

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