Programming Men’s Class Schedule


Current PCF Programs for Men Blocks D, E, I, J and K.                                          Updated: 06/06/18

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1st Southern Baptist Church Services (Sun 4:30pm)
Reports of the death of belief in God have been greatly exaggerated. Traditional religious affiliation may be in decline, but 9 in 10 Americans believe in God. What they believe about God varies, but for the vast majority of people, some sort of abiding faith is an indelible part of the human experience.
A non-denominational gathering for those who are interested in learning more about God and His word.
All are welcome to come.  Sundays at 4:30 for Men and Women.

12-Step (Fri 7:00pm)
Teaching life skills through the LDS 12-Step program; focusing on God and Jesus Christ as the higher power.

Alcoholics Anonymous (Wed 7:00pm)
An open discussion meeting sharing experience, strength, and hope with each other to help solve common problems with alcohol.

Calvary Chapel Church Services (Thu 3:00pm)
A verse by verse, chapter by chapter teaching of the Holy Bible. Sessions are interactive and also include: movies, praise & worship, question & answer periods, prayer requests, & praise reports. Clergy barrier visits are available to those inmates who request them.

Catholic Church Services (Sun 3:00pm)
For Members of the Catholic Faith. And for anyone looking to learn more.

Fatherhood (Wednesday 4:00pm)
The Fatherhood course is designed to assist fathers in developing a positive attitude toward being a dad to their children with an emphasis on personal growth and family success. Relationship skills are stressed with a focus on developing interpersonal skills through self-evaluation, methods of conflict resolution, behavioral concepts, and effective communication principles.

Financial Peace (When Announced)
Radio Talk Show Host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Course has 13 seminars on DVD followed by class discussion. This class runs for 3 months and starts a new class again for the men about every 7 months.

*This class is not open enrollment. If you miss the first day of the session you will need to wait until the next cycle.  If it’s not currently available, you’ll need to wait for a new posting and then sign up.

GOGI – Getting Out by Going In (Currently on Hiatus)*
Learn the 12-tools of GOGI to empower yourself with the positive decision-making tools needed to create an extraordinary life. Created primarily for the incarcerated with prisoners’ input.

*This class is not open enrollment. If you miss the first day of the session you will need to wait until the next cycle.  If it’s not currently available, you’ll need to wait for a new posting and then sign up.

Keys to the Community (rotates between men and women)
This is a 3 week class intended to connect you with various resources in the community that you may need when you are released. Information on sober living, transportation, employment, food, where and how to apply for a new birth certificate or social security card, education, and possibly grant money. This is a closed class for enrollment which repeats every 3 weeks and alternates between women and men attendance. Prerequisites for attendance are,   you are going to be released from the facility within the next 90 to 120 days.

LDS Church Services (Sun 10:00am)
For LDS Members.

LDS Institute (Tue 7:00pm)
Focus is on studying the Standard Works (Scriptures) of the LDS Church. Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price. Open to those of any faith. Most of the time will be spent integrating or applying doctrines, beliefs, & teachings to everyday life.

Narcotics Anonymous (Thu 7:00pm)
An open discussion meeting sharing experience, strength, and hope with each other to help solve common problems with narcotics.

Native American Intertribal Teachings (Wed 4:30pm)(On Hiatus)
Learn about Native American Teachings, Lore, Worship, and Culture.

Non-Denominational Church Services (Mon 7:00pm)
A non-denominational gathering for those who are interested in learning more about God and His word.

Renaisance Ranch
Renaissance Ranch is a 501c3, non-profit organization in St. George Utah. We are a Utah state licensed outpatient treatment provider. Our services are offered at a reduced rate to make treatment options more affordable and realistic. Renaissance Ranch is a complete transitional program. Our services are provided prior to the release date and/or discharge of any coordinating treatment providers. Renaissance Ranch services are ASAM assessments (substance abuse evaluations), court approved treatment recommendations with individual treatment plans. Recovery support services are provided to assist in find housing options, medical and dental health needs, medical insurance, employment opportunities, and additional treatment resources. Our program is a continuous program that supports you every step of the way. We provide group classes that will increase your success to stay in recovery. Our Certified Peer Support Specialists, “Recovery Coaches”, are a vital key in our program. These coaches are peers, meaning they have been in similar circumstances and have been successful in recovery. Our purpose is to support lifetime sobriety and provide services that are low to no cost, build the support systems, and to break down the barriers that can hold you back from getting your life back.
If you are in need of help, support, and more information please fill out the brief questionnaire available from the Programming Dept.  All answers are kept confidential and the information is not released to anyone without your written consent. Please answer with complete honesty because these questions help assist in guiding each individual’s needs. Programming will mail out your questionnaires at no cost to you.

Group classes in Purgatory Correctional Facility are no longer available.

Peace Education Program / Born For Love / Untethered Soul  (Fri 1:00pm)
The purpose of the Peace Education Program (PEP) is to help participants discover their own inner resources—innate tools for living such as inner strength, choice, and hope—and the possibility of personal peace.

This is an innovative educational program, facilitated by volunteers, with a curriculum that consists of 10 videos, each focusing on a particular theme. These customized, interactive workshops are non-religious and non-sectarian. The content of each theme is based on excerpts from Prem Rawat’s international talks. The themes are: Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment.

Life Principles Based on the Bible (9:15am)
A educational class using the Bible as a reference to have a discussion on scheduled topics to provide good direction in life.

Special Projects: (crochet, crafts, misc): Sat. (various times)

Southwest High School                                                                                                                              
(West Mon 3:30-5:45pm, Tues & Thurs 1:00-4:30pm)
(East Mon 1:00-3:15pm, Tues & Thurs 9:00-11:45am)
(East & West As scheduled per instructor)                                                            
Registration (Mon  9:00am-11:45am)

Lessons are designed to help you earn your GED or diploma. GED testing is provided. Completion of course may be done while in PCF or after release at SWHS in St George.  Students who attend SWHS are allowed to attend the “SWHS Movie Day”  which typically will show recently released movies, based on attendance and/or study level gains.

You will need to attend Registration before attending regular school. Acceptance to High School is dictated by certain prerequisites and eligibility requirements.

If you already have your high school diploma or GED received in 2009 or after you may not attend. Do you have your GED and received it prior to 2009 and would like to get your diploma you may attend. You will need to be incarcerated for 2 months or more.

If you meet these basic requirements you may attend registration for a final determination.

Spanish Bible Study (Sun 2:00pm)
Any Spanish speaker may attend regardless of religious preference.
The above Constant classes you may sign up for at any time by requesting to be enrolled to programming. Various other Life skills type classes(designated with an *) require you to enroll and attend from start to finish, have a class-size limit, and enrollment will be approved on a first-come-first-serve basis.

AP&P Classes
Programming does not administer AP&P classes.
Must be Approved By AP&P to Attend. Not an open Registration class.


1) Be dressed in uniform (no undershirt, no shorts), & wait by the door at the appointed time.
2) Level 3 and up may send a request through the Kiosk to Programming asking for approval to specific classes (don’t just say “all classes”).
3) You may only attend church services for your declared religion.
4) A Change of Religious Preference may be done once every 90 days.
5) You may request a clergy barrier-visit from a specific denomination’s clergy.
6) If a class is full, you may be placed on a ‘WAIT LIST’ until there is an opening.
7) You will be removed (without notification) from a class for Poor Attendance especially if there’s a waiting list (often for 3 or more consecutive absences, maybe less if the class is full.
8) If you are removed from a class for poor attendance, you will need to request approval to be re-enrolled. You may be temporarily suspended (ie 30 days) from a class for poor attendance or put at the end of any wait lists.
9) If your level is reduced below level 3, or if you are moved to booking, or if you leave PCF overnight (ie: Parole Board, CUCF Medical, Furlough, etc) you may be removed from ALL programming classes and waiting lists and would then have to request to be re-enrolled upon your return to.
10) The Prison is sent a monthly record of classes, Start Date, End Date, End Reason, and Total Hours attended for state inmates.
11) You can ask to be removed from a program instead of waiting for reports to say you were removed for poor attendance. If you’ve attended enough class sessions, you can ask programming to mark you off as “Completed” (this will be verified) instead of “Quit”, “Poor Attendance”, or “Released From Facility” removals.