California's san quentin state prison north of san francisco is one of few prisons in the nation to offer a college education to inmates here's a look at the prison university project behind the prison walls. White house citation for transforming the lives of incarcerated people through higher education its programs offer opportunity and inspiration to their students, providing an example for others to emulate at one of america's most notorious prisons, a corps of volunteer instructors is teaching inmates about the. On june 12, the standing-room-only protestant chapel served as an auditorium, as vanh and eight other graduates also accepted their associate of arts degrees from the san quentin prison university project in the audience were the graduates' family members, community volunteers, pup teachers,. One of the most unexpected may be at san quentin state prison, which lies just across the san francisco bay for the past five years, emma carroll, shion lim, brock roberts and adam williamson have worked with incarcerated students through the prison university project (pup), which enables inmates to earn an. The prison university project is the only on-site degree college program in california's entire prison system it's housed at san quentin and the tuition. Preface in this analysis, we address the question of how the prison university project (pup) at california's san quentin state prison can better fulfill its mission of educating as many inmates as possible by expanding the scope and breadth of the college program created in the wake of the violent crime control and law.
Almost twenty years ago, a group of community volunteers started the prison university project as a way of providing prisoners at san quentin, california, with access to a college education now the project has over 120 volunteers, many of them students at local universities, who teach college classes to. In 2013-2014, i coordinated the stanford graduate student led course offered at san quentin state prison through the stanford criminal justice center and the prison university project in the fall, i organized the application process, orientation, syllabus development, and course planning for stanford graduate students. 2015 james irvine foundation leadership award recipient, jody lewen, executive director of the prison university project at san quentin state prison, is demonstrating how quality education can be a part of the solution.
The prison university project works to provide higher education programs to incarcerated people, to create a replicable model for such programs, and to stimulate public awareness and dialogue about higher education and criminal justice in california hewlett foundation support will allow the organization. San quentin prison sits like a fortress along the bay just north of san francisco it is bordered by some of the most expensive residential real estate in the country but at the edge of this scenic peninsula, 5400 inmates are locked up. The prison university project, founded by uc berkeley phd jody lewen to give inmates in san quentin greater access to higher education, has been named a recipient of this year's national humanities medal, the white house has announced jody lewen courtesy of the prison university project.
Http://wwwibiologyorg/ ibiomagazine/ biology-behind-bars-the-prison-university- project-at-san-quentinhtml inmates at san quentin state prison share their ex. We're a radically inclusive, academically rigorous, student-centered liberal arts college — that happens to be located within a prison each year, the prison university project offers college courses to hundreds of incarcerated students at san quentin state prison, while providing vital support to prison higher ed programs.