From Prison to Potential—The Role of Higher Ed

Mar 6, 2023

1:00pm – 2:00pm CT

"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.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Terrell Blount

Formerly Incarcerated College Graduates Network

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Jody Lewen

Mount Tamalpais College at San Quentin

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Lucretia Murphy

Jobs for the Future

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Charlotte West

Open Campus Media