The Landscape of Higher Education in Prison
What postsecondary educational opportunities are made available to incarcerated people? We began asking this question in 2015 and at that time, it was a difficult undertaking. This research examines and analyzes the provision of postsecondary education in U.S. carceral settings – prisons, jails, and detention centers for youth and adults. Led by the Research Collaborative on Higher Education in Prison, our research is anchored in a commitment to abolitionist praxis and addressing the most pressing issues facing incarcerated students and practitioners in the field. The University of Utah Prison Education Project, an on-site equity initiative at the Utah State Prison in Draper, was launched by undergraduate students at the University of Utah in 2016.
Caisa Royer, JD, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Estefanie Aguilar Padilla, BS, Masters Student
Kino Hurtado, MA, Doctoral Student
Andy Eisen, PhD, UPEP Director
Beyond Pell Restoration: Addressing Persistent Funding Challenges in Prison Higher Education Toward Racial and Economic Justice
Author(s): Erin Castro, Caisa E. Royer, Amy E. Lerman, Mary R. Gould
Exploring the Experiences of Participants in Second Chance Pell: Student and Alumni Focus Group Characteristics Summary, Appendix B
Author(s): Gaskill, S., Castro, E. L., & Aguilar Padilla, E.
“Who Can We Get Pell Approved?”: Administrator
Perceptions and Practices Regarding Which
Applicants Can Participate in Second Chance Pell
Author(s): Castro, E. L, Aguilar Padilla, E., & Gaskill, S