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 included 12 programs from around the United States. The cohort represented 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 Alliance is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Cohort until August 8, 2022.Apply for the 2022-2023 Cohort program