"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."
“The ability to learn, grow, and contribute to the world is a fundamental human right. The Prison University Project ensures bright minds are nourished rather than discarded.”
Public Defender of the City and County of San Francisco
"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."
Anyone who meets the students of the Prison University Project are inspired by their commitment to using education to improve themselves and their community. They are the leaders of the criminal justice reform movement. Come see for yourself!
College Preparatory English Program Coordinator
"The Prison University Project has been an invaluable higher education program for more than 21 years by providing offenders with access to rigorous academic instruction from leading educational professionals."
The Prison University changed my life. I have witnessed how education brings hope to the hopeless, a voice to the voiceless and opportunity to those who seek it out.
Alumnus and Manager of Technology & Program Delivery at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
"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."
Connie Krosney, Ed.D
Professor of Education (retired)
“The Prison university Project is a strong positive model for what is possible for high quality education to accomplish in terms of preparation for reentry and personal growth and transformation. It should be replicated in every prison in CA and the nation.”
California State Assembly member
"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."
Sia Henry, J.D.
Prison Law Office
PO Box 492
San Quentin, CA 94964 415 455 8088 Email