In 2019, the Alliance launched a program to strengthen the network of higher education in prison programs. The Higher Education in Prison Cohort Program promotes meaningful co-learning and collaboration. We do this by supporting program leaders who are working to create, sustain and grow higher education in prison programs.
The inaugural two-year cohort includes 12 programs from around the United States. Program participants are at different stages of their evolution, they offer many different types of programming, and have various leadership structures.
The cohort represents the diversity of the higher education in prison stakeholder community, including degree and non-degree granting programs, various institutional types, geographic locations, types of facilities, size of program, diversity of staff, leadership, and program participants and existing program infrastructure. The next cohort will begin in 2021.Learn About the Next Cohort, Starting in 2021