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Jody Lewen

Jody Lewen

Executive Director, Prison University Project

Jody Lewen is the Founder and Executive Director of the Prison University Project, which facilitates the College Program at San Quentin State Prison. The Program provides intensive college preparatory courses in math and English as well as a general education Associate of Arts degree program for 350 people. The Prison University Project also provides technical assistance and training on creating prison higher education programs to community colleges and other schools across California and the U.S. Jody is currently a trainer and advisor for the California Community College Chancellor’s Office of Inmate Education, as well as 12+ individual CA community colleges to support cultural and organizational awareness within the CA Community College System, for the purpose of developing quality, sustainable prison higher education programs statewide.