Distance Learning: Thompson Rivers University

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So you’re thinking about taking a distance course. Since beginning a post-secondary course or program is a big investment in time and money, read through the following information before you register. It will help you determine if distance learning is right for you.

How Distance Education Works

Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (TRU-OL) offers over 55 programs and 590 courses in a variety of flexible formats, including print-based, web-based, online and in-person. Courses and programs delivered by TRU-OL are fully accredited and recognized by other post-secondary institutions, so you can take a single course with us and transfer the credits to another institution or complete an entire program.

Open Education Explained

Distance education means that you can study wherever you live and wherever you are: in a public library, at home, at work or overseas. But open education also means that you may begin your course or program whenever you like; there is no need to wait for a particular semester to begin.

It also means that people who would find it difficult to complete a course or program on a physical campus can still access post-secondary education. This includes people living in a small town without access to on-campus education, people with disabilities, working students and those with family commitments. TRU-OL also has few barriers to entry, so your ability to enrol won’t be affected by your past academic records and you won’t be required to submit transcripts from secondary school to register in courses.

In addition, we offer students the opportunity to receive credits towards a program through PLAR, or Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition. This program is in place to recognize the experience and skills you have gathered from previous education, or life and work experience.

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Federal Bureau of Prisons Population Report: November 7, 2013

By Christopher Zoukis

On November 7, 2013 the Federal Bureau of Prisons released its latest BOP Population Report.  This report details the number of federal prison inmates, the name of each federal prison and their population number, the name of each privately-managed secure facility and their population number, and the populations at the various types of CCM offices.

Weekly Population Report

Total Federal Inmates:  219,129 (Last updated on November 7, 2013)

The weekly population report is generated every Thursday at 12:00 a.m.

Report Breakdown:   BOP Facilities / Privately-Managed Secure Facilities / CCM Offices

BOP Facilities

Facility                          State                         Count

ALDERSON FPC   WV         1,148

ALICEVILLE FCI     AL           589

ALICEVILLE-CAMP              AL           250

ALLENWOOD LOW FCI     PA          1,329

ALLENWOOD MED FCI     PA          1,349

ALLENWOOD USP              PA          1,074

ASHLAND FCI       KY           1,248

ASHLAND-CAMP                KY           305

ATLANTA USP      GA          1,988

ATLANTA-CAMP                 GA          565

ATWATER USP     CA          1,435

ATWATER-CAMP                CA          142

BASTROP FCI        TX           1,219

BASTROP-CAMP                 TX           200

BEAUMONT LOW FCI       TX           2,032

BEAUMONT MED FCI       TX           1,746

BEAUMONT USP                TX           1,479

BEAUMONT USP-CAMP                  TX           568

BECKLEY FCI          WV         1,643

BECKLEY-CAMP   WV         441

BENNETTSVILLE FCI           SC           1,668

BENNETTSVILLE-CAMP    SC           149

BERLIN FCI            NH          447

BERLIN-CAMP     NH          95

BIG SANDY USP                  KY           1,448

BIG SANDY-CAMP             KY           124

BIG SPRING FCI   TX           1,595

BIG SPRING-CAMP            TX           216

BROOKLYN MDC                 NY          2,301

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