“Each in his turn. Each one taught one, you see—and it goes that way. Education is, I think, possibly, the germ of salvation.” — Edward “Doc” Dowdy
In 2008, the Prison Studies Project began compiling a list of higher education in prison programs throughout the United States. For ten years, the National Directory of Higher Education Programs in Prison has been a central focus of the Prison Studies Project and an important resource for the higher education in prison community. We are excited to be partnering with the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison to transfer the National Directory to its website and to expand its reach. During this transition period, the current directory and program listings will remain on the Prison Studies Project website but the Directory will no longer be updated.
On April 6, 2020, the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison launched the Annual Survey of Higher Education in Prison Programs, a national effort to collect information from directors of higher education in prison programs, to inform the National Director of Higher Education in Prison Programs. To contribute to the Annual Survey, follow this link.
Questions about the Prison Studies Project and/or the history of the National Directory of Higher Education in Prison Programs can be sent via the “Contact” page, here, on our website. Thank you for your patience and support.