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COVID-19 and the recent killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others are creating unprecedented conditions for Black and brown communities and/or people who are currently and formerly incarcerated. The Alliance is working to collect and disseminate information and resources for collective action for the higher education in prison community. Read our Statement of Solidarity with all people working and taking action for racial justice and visit our COVID-19 Action page.
“There are enormous challenges facing the field of higher education in prison—lack of oversight and accountability within the prison setting, the complex needs of students, and the material scarcity that pervades the field. These are all microcosms of the most broken and vulnerable edges of society as a whole. Expanding access to excellent educational programs provides an extraordinary opportunity to overcome inequity at a massive scale and to set an example—both for our own professional communities and for society as a whole.”
—Equity and Excellence in Practice: A Guide for Higher Education in Prison
The Alliance for Higher Education in Prison (Alliance) is a national network supporting the growth of quality higher education for currently and formerly incarcerated people.How We Work
The Alliance is gathering and disseminating information about each program. We are bringing people together to identify opportunities for growth and collaboration and to work together to overcome challenges. Learn more about the Higher Education in Prison Landscape Project.
Equity and Excellence in Practice: A Guide for Higher Education in Prison provides a clear and specific summary of some of the most essential components of high-quality in-prison higher education programs. The report outlines the attributes of programs that uphold a commitment to access, equity and excellence.Download the Report (in English and Spanish)