Sustaining Connections

Marymount Manhattan College is thrilled to announce Sustaining Connections: Community Building in Prisons Through Higher Education, a virtual conference taking place on April 9 and 10, 2021. With a rich and diverse history of college programming in prisons throughout the state, the New York community of college stakeholders continue to find meaningfulRead More →

University of Oregon Prison Eduaction

A University of Oregon program that provides education to incarcerated Oregonians is expanding thanks to funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a supporter of the arts and humanities in the United States. Under the UO Prison Education Program, faculty members and campus students join people who were incarcerated for discussion-orientedRead More →

Georgetown Degree Program

Georgetown University is launching a liberal arts degree program for inmates this fall in Maryland’s state prison system, officials announced Wednesday. The degree program expands the university’s Prison Scholars Program, which both credit and noncredit courses to more than 150 incarcerated students at the D.C. Jail since 2018. The administratorsRead More →

Prison Education

The COVID-19 pandemic proves education, in some states such as Indiana, is a privilege and not equally accessible to everyone. Although school systems were able to develop ways to continue providing education during the pandemic, one group of students has been left in dark: the incarcerated. Inmate education contains multipleRead More →

New Prison Education Center

The University of Maine at Augusta and the Maine Department of Corrections recently held a virtual celebration for the opening of the Doris Buffett Higher Education Center at the Maine State Prison. The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the end of the renovation project at MSP, celebrating a 15-year partnership between UMA,Read More →

MMC Prison College Program

Students, faculty, and administrators of Marymount Manhattan College’s continue the Bedford Hills College Program (BHCP) and Taconic College Program (TCP) despite the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus in New York State and the resulting limitations on outside visitors to the correctional facilities. A week after the New York State DepartmentRead More →