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The History of the GED Program and The Knox County Detention Center
The GED program was started in the United States in the 1940s. Now over 700,000 people take the GED each year and around 50% obtain a passing grade. The Knox County Detention Center was built in 1984, but it wasn't until 2012 that the first GED class was offered inside the jail. Five of those original seven students passed the tests and obtained their GED. Their names are listed below in Date order. All others follow these first five.

1. Michael Mays June 2012
2. Andrew Cox June 2012
3. Elizabeth Bunch June 2012
4. Dustin Messer June 2012
5. Melissa Partin July 2012
6. Christina McIntyre August 2012
7. Brett Barrett September 2012
8. David Marcum October 2012
9. Alan Townsley October 2012
10. Derek Smith December 2012
11. Kenneth Messer January 2013
12. Christopher Hubbard January 2013
13. Roger Smith February 2013
14. Michael Creech March 2013
15. Roscoe Neace May 2013
16. Perry A. Jackson June 2013
17. Jeffery K. Hobbs August 2013
18. Dennis Edward Martin Jr. August 2013
19. Dakota Mayfield October 2013
20. Franklin Adam Parks October 2013
21. Joshua Reiter November 2013
22. Arville Jr. Smith December 2013
23. Derrick Baker April 2014

 

 

 

 
 
   
   
   
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