Investigating a GED as a Condition of Probation: Pima County Superior Court

Pima County Superior Court judges have broad discretion to assign probation-eligible people special conditions of probation. This Note examines one of those special conditions: attaining a GED. Furthermore, this Note discusses the biases of employers against employee-applicants with criminal records and the consequences that result from those biases. Additionally, this Note discusses some of the factors that Pima County Superior Court judges consider to determine whether they will issue a GED-attainment condition to a probation-eligible person. Finally, this Note advocates for the local employer community to provide employment opportunities to people issued a GED-attainment condition not only to make this GED-condition practice worthwhile but also to dispel any biases that employers may have against people with criminal records.