The Expanding Access to Postsecondary Education Knowledge Bank serves as a one-stop resource to access research publications, news articles, events, and webinars about college in prison programs. This resource will assist corrections, colleges, researchers, advocates, and policymakers with engaging in the issues and staying informed and up-to-date. Use the refine or search functions to sort items by type (e.g., publication) or search by keyword.

Vera First Class - Webinar 1: Guiding Principles and Designing your Program

In the first of a 5-part webinar series, that will continue on Thursdays throughout the summer, speakers share their perspective on guiding principles and program design for postsecondary education programs in prison. The series was created to guide new college and corrections partners launching Second Chance Pell programs through the design and implementation of their new programs. Each webinar features guest speakers on topics drawn from Vera’s implementation memo series and soon-to-be publication: First Class. In April 2020, Second Chance Pell expanded to include 131 colleges in 42 states.

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July 02, 2020
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From Corrections to College in California

An Evaluation of Student Support During and After Incarceration

California is a national leader in providing higher education to justice-involved people. A key driver of this movement has been the Renewing Communities initiative, a joint project of the Opportunity Institute and the Stanford Criminal Justice Center that sought to expand access to higher education among justice-involved people in California, both ...

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  • Lionel Smith, Léon Digard
June 10, 2020
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Webinar Slides: Using Secure Internet and Technology for Education in Prison

This webinar focuses on departments of corrections and colleges that have been developing in-house expertise in delivering secure internet and other technologies to the incarcerated people in their facilities. Experts from North Carolina, Iowa, and Wisconsin speak to implementing innovative technology solutions for education, library services and workforce development. Watch the webinar to gain a better understanding of solutions available to alleviate the security concerns of allowing incarcerated people access to technology and the internet. The presentation slides are linked here.

Presentation Slides
November 25, 2019
Presentation Slides

Webinar: Using Secure Internet and Technology for Education in Prison

This webinar focuses on departments of corrections and colleges that have been developing in-house expertise in delivering secure internet and other technologies to the incarcerated people in their facilities. Experts from North Carolina, Iowa, and Wisconsin speak to implementing innovative technology solutions for education, library services and workforce development. Watch the webinar to gain a better understanding of solutions available to alleviate the security concerns of allowing incarcerated people access to technology and the internet.

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November 14, 2019
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