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 →

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 →

Hudson Link

Sean Pica, director of the Hudson Link for Higher Education, was hired in 2007, but recidivism rates for ex-convicts suggested he shouldn’t have job. “It’s 68 percent of the men and women in this country that go to prison return to prison,” he said. “I’m not supposed to be hereRead More →