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We aim to provide excellent higher education programs to people incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison; to create a replicable model for such programs; and to stimulate public awareness and meaningful dialogue about higher education and criminal justice in California.

Prison University Project receives the National Humanities Medal!

We are overjoyed to announce that the Prison University Project is a recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. This award honors the extraordinary work of PUP faculty, students, friends, donors, staff, and everyone else who has worked tirelessly to make our work possible. It also recognizes the entire community of people working throughout the country, to advance the cause of higher education in prison. We are grateful for all of you.

Read the White House press release here.
Read the Prison University Project press release here.