Jacobe’s GED

Oregon State Penitentiary celebrates their Behavioral Health Unit’s first GED graduate – Jacobe Owens!

“My name’s Jacobe. I’m 26 and I finally got my GED. Now, I’ve been through a lot regarding this COVID and having to be patient to finish my GED. I finally got it and I really appreciate DOC continuing to be consistent with helping me achieve the GED. I also want to say that no matter what obstacles were in my way, I rose to the top and achieved this. And just because the DOC members and everybody that consistently chose to help get me through this, I will not stop here. I will continue to get my education, going to community college now that I’ve got two free years of college.”

“To all the DOC staff, I thank you.”

Jacobe Owens