The Prison University Project celebrated its 2017 graduates with a ceremony held at San Quentin State Prison this past June.
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Providing high quality liberal arts education to people incarcerated at San Quentin Prison.
Establishing standards and increasing access to higher education in California’s prisons.
Stimulating public awareness about higher education access and criminal justice nationwide.

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Your donation helps us increase our capacity at San Quentin State Prison, train and support the next generation of prison higher education providers, and amplify the voices of incarcerated people across the nation.

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The Prison University Project is spearheading a national conversation around prison reform. Participate in a critical advocacy strategy for bringing about a more rational and humane discussion about criminal justice policy in the U.S.

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Each semester, we offer 60+ classes at San Quentin State Prison with a team of over 100 volunteer instructors, teaching assistants, tutors and guest lecturers from institutions such as UC Berkeley, San Francisco State, and Stanford University.​​

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