"We’ve become adept at throwing certain people away, depriving society of their unique gifts and wisdom. The Prison University Project reaffirms the humanity and incredible potential of hundreds of 'thrown away' students."
"Education transforms lives, not simply by fostering opportunity, but by opening new avenues of thought and experience. The Prison University Project is a testament to the power of education to enrich human life and provide hope."
Associate Director of Development
"Of all the college students in the country, the Prison University Project's are the most joyful, committed and transformed by education, and they are the ones our society cares least about."
Peter Bach-y-Rita, P.h.D, J.D
Gibson, Dunn, & Kutcher
"I'm honored to share in the Prison University Project's work. I have witnessed our program offering hope and possibility, along with dignity and respect, often new ideas for incarcerated people."
"What I love about the Prison University Project is that it increases the number of people in the world who approach life with curiosity, confidence, and ambition, rather than with trepidation, resentment, or helplessness."
Freelance Education Consultant
Math Program Coordinator
"Education and redemption go hand-in-hand. For the Prison University Project's students, learning about the world is a vehicle for learning about themselves and their potential."
Anne Irwin, J.D.
Criminal Justice Reform Grantmaker
The JK Irwin Foundation, The Threshold Foundation, and Solidaire
PO Box 492
San Quentin, CA 94964 415 455 8088 Email