Education

  • Adams State College Prison College Program - Degrees Offered: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts in History/ Government, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Programs Offered: Advanced Paralegal Certificate, Paralegal Certificates, Legal Investigation Certificate Course, Legal Secretary Certificate Course, Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediation Certificate Course, and Victim Advocacy Certificate Course. For prisoners in the following facilities: Denver Women's Correctional Facility, Canon Minimum Centers, Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility, and Camp George West.

  • Ball State University Correctional Education Program - Offers Associate's and Bachelor's Degrees to men incarcerated at Pendleton Correctional Facility

  • Bard Prison Initiative - The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) creates the opportunity for incarcerated men and women at Bayview, Eastern, Elmira, Green Haven, and Woodbourne Correctional Facilities may earn a Bard College degree while serving their sentences. BPI enrolls 250 incarcerated men and women across a full spectrum of academic disciplines, and offers over 50 courses each semester.

  • Boston University Prison Education Program - Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Interdisciplinary Studies. Programs include accounting, English composition, Latin, biology, sociology, marketing, acting, and language courses in Spanish, French, and Greek and more. Offered for prisoners incarcerated at MCI/Norfolk, MCI/Framingham, & MCI/Bay State. 

  • Community Alliance on Prisons - A coalition that focuses on alternatives to incarceration, prison reform legislative issues, community education, and effective interventions for Hawaii's non-violent offenders.

  • Community Alliance on Prisons - A coalition that focuses on alternatives to incarceration, prison reform legislative issues, community education, and effective interventions for Hawaii's non-violent offenders.

  • Cornell Prison Education Program - The Cornell Prison Education Program is dedicated to supporting incarcerated persons' academic ambitions and preparation for successful re-entry. Their work supports a regional collaboration that brings together Cornell faculty and graduate students to teach a free college-level liberal arts curriculum to a select group of inmates at Auburn Correctional Facility and Cayuga Correctional Facility.

  • Correctional Education Association - The Correctional Education Association (CEA), founded in 1945, is a non-profit,
    professional association serving educators and administrators who provide services to students in correctional settings. The
    CEA is the largest affiliate of the American Correctional Association. Provides the Prisoners' Guerrilla Handbook to
    Correspondence Programs In the United States and Canada: High School, Vocational, Paralegal and College Courses.

  • The Correctional Education Company - The Correctional Education company, founded by Errol Craig Sull in 1990, produces
    correctional educational materials and programs that are used extensively in correctional institutions and community
    organizations throughout the United States.

  • Corrections Education Program - Degrees offered: Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies at the following facilities: Putnamville Correctional Facility, Plainfield Correctional Facility, Rockville Correctional Facility, Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, and the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex.

  • Education Behind Bars - Prison education is a concept whose time has come. Education Behind Bars is both a reference guide and a social policy title. Half of the book is dedicated to the need for prison education, its history, travails, current situation, and the refutation of arguments against it. The other half of the book is directed toward the incarcerated student with an up-to-date listing of numerous educational opportunities. Education Behind Bars is the most comprehensive study of prison education on the market to date. One can read Education Behind Bars from cover to cover, or read only the second half which contains detailed descriptions of hundreds of available educational programs.

  • Education Justice Project - The mission of the Education Justice Project (EJG) is to build a model college-in-prison program that demonstrates the positive impacts of higher education upon incarcerated people, their families, the communities from which they come, and society as a whole. EJP offers education programs to students incarcerated at Danville Correctional Center.

  • Freedom Education Project Puget Sound - FEPPS is a nonprofit that benefits women prisoners by offering pre-college and college classes in the Washington Corrections Center for Women. Participating students must already have a high school diploma or GED. Degrees offered: Associate of Arts and Sciences.

  • Grace College Prison Extension Program - Grace College and the Indiana Dept. of Corrections offer Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees to individuals who are incarcerated in maximum security units in the following facilities: Indiana State Prison, Miami Correctional Facility, Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, and Pendleton Correctional Facility.

  • Graduate School USA - Program offered: Paralegal Studies Certificate Program. Write for catalog.

  • Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison - Degrees offered: Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, Associate and Bachelor's Degrees in Behavioral Science and Bachelor Degree in Organizational Management. High school diploma or GED required. Offered to prisoners at Fishkill, Sing Sing and Sullivan Correctional Facilities for Men and Taconic Correctional Facility for Women.

  • Inmate Life Skills - We provide inmates with a correspondence program for our evidence based cognitive life skills curriculum
    which culminates with the inmate receiving a certificate of completion.

  • Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program - Since 2007, University of Oregon (UO) has taught three Inside-Out Classes through the Clark Honors College (CHC) at the Oregon State Penitentiary. Courses are taught in an integrated classroom with outside students (from the Honors College) and inside students (who are incarcerated at Oregon State Penitentiary).

  • Lansing Correctional Facility Program - Donnelly College is proud to offer an on-site Associate Degree program to the inmates of the Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, Kansas. As a Catholic institution, we believe this program has a truly Christian aim to assist prisoners and directly complements our school's founding mission "to provide education and community services with personal concern for the needs and abilities of each student, especially those who might not otherwise be served."

  • Maine State Prison College Program - Degrees offered: Associates and Bachelor's Degrees.  Program sponsored by University College at Rockland.

  • MOTHEREAD, Inc. - Motheread, Inc. is a nationally acclaimed private, non-profit organization that combines the teaching of
    literacy skills with child development and family empowerment issues. Parents and children learn to use the power of
    language to discover more about themselves, their families, and their communities.

  • Oakland City University Prison Ministries Projects - Educational opportunities offered to inmates in the following Indiana facilities: Branchville Correctional Facility, Madison Correctional Facility, Miami Correctional Facility, Rockville Correctional Facility, Newcastle Correctional Facility and Indiana Women's Prison. Degrees Offered: Associates and Bachelor's Degrees. Programs Offered: Associate in Applied Science in Culinary Arts, Food Service Mgt, Heating/Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Welding, Horticulture, Computer Technology, Business Administration, Human Services.

  • Ohio University - Correspondence courses for the Incarcerated. Independent and Distance Learning is open to all who can
    benefit from it, and formal admission to the university is not required for enrollment. Admission to IDL programs, however,
    does not constitute admission to Ohio University or any of its degree programs. You may enroll for courses at any time during
    the year.

  • Ohio University - Ohio University offers a Paralegal Certificate Course presented in a print-based format, which will properly train and qualify the student as a paralegal. Write for paralegal course brochure (and/or the University's separate 25-page correctional education packet).

  • Ohio University College Program for the Incarcerated - Degrees offered: Associates in Arts, Science, Applied Business, and Individualized Studies; Bachelor of Specialized Studies. Programs Offered: Two study formats are currently available for CPI students: Correspondence Courses and Course Credit by Examination. Offered to inmates in the following Ohio institutions: Rush City, Moose Lake, Lino Lakes, and St. Cloud.

  • The Paralegal Institute - Programs offered: Paralegal Studies Program; Paralegal Diploma Program. Write for catalog.

  • Prison Education Blogs - Christopher Zoukis is an Adult Continuing Education teacher who is also a prisoner at FCI
    Petersburg. These are his blogs dealing with educating his fellow prisoners.

  • The Prison Foundation - The Prisons Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC that promotes the arts
    and education in prison as well as alternatives to incarceration.

  • Prison University Project - Provides excellent higher education programs to people incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison; to create a replicable model for such programs; and to stimulate public awareness and meaningful dialogue about higher education and criminal justice in California. The mission of the Prison University Project is to provide excellent higher education programs to people incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison; to create a replicable model for such programs; and to stimulate public awareness and meaningful dialogue about higher education and criminal justice in California. The central goals of the College Program at San Quentin are to educate and challenge students intellectually; to prepare them to lead thoughtful and productive lives inside and outside of prison; to provide them with skills needed to obtain meaningful employment and economic stability post-release; and to prepare them to become providers, leaders, and examples for their families and communities.

  • Project Rebound - SFSU program for former prisoners to enroll in college. "From prison to empowerment, from destitution to the notion of 'restorative justice', we are here to aid those who want to help themselves and to help others."  Write for details.

  • Purdue University North Central at Westville Correctional Facility - Degrees Offered: Associates and Bachelor's Degrees. Programs Offered: Bachelor's degrees in liberal studies and organizational leadership and supervision. The program also offers associate degrees and certificates in organizational leadership and supervision through the College of Business. 

  • Stillwater Prison Literacy Project - This site provides an account based on the personal experiences of Thorwald (Tory)
    Esbensen, MicroEd's President and Instructional Designer. For three years, Mr. Esbensen conducted a project at Minnesota's
    maximum security prison in Stillwater. Its purpose was to teach illiterate prisoners to read. He wrote and donated all the
    software for this project, and one of his sons, who is president of his own computer company, donated the hardware.

  • University Beyond Bars (Washington state) - Prisoners who have earned their GEDs can choose from two educational pathways in UBB: a certificate pathway and a college pathway. The former offers a varied menu of not-for-credit courses; the latter offers college courses for credit through Ohio University, primarily at the associate degree level. UBB also offers gateway college preparatory courses in math and English and a twice monthly Arts & Lectures series open to all prisoners. The prisons served at present are the Monroe Correctional Complex and Washington Corrections Center for Women.

  • Windham School District (Texas) - Windham School District (WSD) provides a variety of academic classes and Career and Technical Education to prisoners incarcerated in the TDCJ. In addition to WSD programs, the Continuing Education program offers prisoners the opportunity to participate in college courses, and recreational activities. WSD is the first education system of such scope to be established within a statewide prison system, and operates schools on 90 sites serving TDCJ. Degrees Offered: Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's Degrees.

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