Program Website: apaep.cadc.auburn.edu
Contacts: Kyes Stevens, firstname.lastname@example.org, (334) 844-8946
Program Description: The Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project is a program at Auburn University dedicated to bringing educational opportunities to prisoners in Alabama. The program helps the adult prison population gain a quality education and also fosters a relationship with learning that will continue to grow for the rest of their lives. APAEP provides access to sustained and quality educational experiences in the arts, humanities, and sciences. APAEP follows the premise that education provides a fertile field for transformation and growth and that these learning experiences contribute to the positive development of the person.
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science
Unique Features: In addition to the degree program, APAEP offers a number of non-credit, college-level classes throughout the year at different facilities. Aside from classes, APAEP also publishes an anthology of student work biennially, curates a traveling exhibit of student artwork, and facilitates mural projects.
Headquarters: Auburn, AL
Correctional Facilities Served:
Staton Correctional Facility
Ventress Correctional Facility
Elmore Correctional Facility
William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility Bullock Correctional Facility
Bibb County Correctional Facility St. Clair Correctional Facility Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women Montgomery Women’s Facility Easterling Correctional Facility
Population Served: Adult men and women at medium- and maximum-security facilities.
Number of Students: 200
Graduates to Date:
Year Founded: 2002
Founders: Kyes Stevens
College/University/Organization Partnerships: Auburn University
Funding: All APAEP classes and projects are funded through grants and donations.