From Prison to Potential—The Role of Higher Ed

"For every dollar spent on higher ed in prison (HEP), five dollars are saved in recidivism costs." With compelling evidence to demonstrate the efficacy of HEP programs, recent policy changes, and an increased appetite for serving justice-impacted populations, these programs are on the rise and will be accessible to more students in the coming year. This panel will explore why access to higher education matters for currently incarcerated people and the broader impact they have on our communities.

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Terrell Blount

Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network

Jody Lewen

Mount Tamalpais College at San Quentin

Lucretia Murphy

Jobs for the Future (JFF)

Charlotte West

Open Campus Media

This event will be in person

Details

Format:

Talk

Type:

Session

Track:

Equity & Justice

Level:

Basic Understanding

Focus Area:

Higher Education