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.

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.

Video
November 14, 2019
Video

A Piece of the Puzzle

State Financial Aid for Incarcerated Students

Postsecondary education in prison puts people on a path toward a brighter future by disrupting the cycle of poverty and incarceration. But it has not been offered at scale due to the numerous barriers—including the 1994 ban on Pell Grants to people in prison—that prevent students and postsecondary institutions from accessing state and federal fundi...

Publication
  • Lauren Hobby, Brian Walsh, Ruth Delaney
July 11, 2019
Publication

Vera mourns the loss of our colleague and justice champion Fred Patrick, and honors his life and legacy

We lost a good man this weekend. It is with profound sadness that we share news of the passing of our beloved colleague and friend Fred Patrick, director of our Center on Sentencing and Corrections (CSC). A mentor to many staff at Vera, Fred was a passionate and tireless advocate for a more just and humane criminal justice system. A son of Baton R...

Blog Post
  • Vera Institute  of Justice
    Vera Institute of Justice
July 02, 2019
Blog Post