Program Website: prisoneducation.nyu.edu
Contacts: NYU Prison Education Program
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Program Description: The New York University Prison Education Program (NYU PEP) is a college program that offers credit-bearing courses and educational programming leading to an Associate of Arts Degree from New York University in Liberal Studies to men incarcerated at Wallkill Correctional Facility, located in Ulster County, New York.
All of our courses are taught in person and in classrooms that are equipped with desks and audiovisual technology. By offering transferrable credits and resources for developing critical skills and relationships, we are committed to supporting the educational and professional goals both for our students in prison and upon their release.
Degrees Offered: Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts
Programs Offered:NYU PEP admits new students each year and offers a minimum of 12 courses per year at the prison. All courses are taught in person and in classrooms that are equipped with desks, white boards, and audiovisual technology.
Students are provided with course materials, and the facility has a computer lab with printers and a research library.
In addition to credit-bearing courses, students participate in non-credit professional workshops and academic tutoring offered by volunteers each semester.
Unique Features: NYU PEP provides academic advising, including facilitating financial aid and credit-transfers at NYU or at another institution, provides resources to help students secure housing and employment post-release, and maintains university-wide partnerships.
Student Services include:
writing & research support
Headquarters: New York, New York
Correctional Facilities Served: Wallkill Correctional Facility
Population Served: Men
Number of Students: 50
Graduates to Date: N/A
Year Founded: 2015
College/University/Organization Partnerships: New York University
Funding: The New York University Prison Education Program is a university-wide and community initiative that has been made possible because of generous contributions from volunteers, private donors, and community partners including:
- Ford Foundation
- Andrew W Mellon Foundation
- Criminal Justice Investment Initiative
- Center for Justice at Columbia University
- New York Consortium of Higher Education in Prison