An Ohio prison is offering incarcerated people a second chance with their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program.
For the past decade, the Richland Correctional Institution (RiCI) has offered inmates a chance to better their lives when they finish their sentences through their CDL training program.
RiCI offers inmates a four week training program that allows then to earn an Ohio CDL Class A license through a partnership with Capital Transportation.
According to the RiCI website, the CDL training offered at the facility is a “career enhancement program” that allows inmates to take the written exam for a CDL. After the written exam is successfully completed, the incarcerated person then takes part in a four week training program. Officials say that the program includes 40 hours of instructional classroom work followed by three weeks of pre-trip vehicle inspection, maneuverability, and road testing.