Technical Assistance

The Prison University Project supports the expansion of thoughtfully designed, and effectively-implemented, higher education programs as a way to foster opportunities for incarcerated people in prisons across country. Our Technical Assistance program aims to develop a skilled, knowledgeable and professional community of prison higher education practitioners by offering resources and services that any college, university or prison can access to improve their higher education program; and by establishing widely accepted standards of practice for the field of prison higher education.


Technical Assistance




Antelope Vally College, California State Prison in Lancaster

Bakersfield College, SATF Corcoran

Cerro Coso Community College, California City Correctional Facility

Chaffey Community College, California Institution for Women, California Institution for Men

College of the Canyons, Los Angeles County Jail

College of the Redwoods, Pelican Bay State Prison

College of the Sequoias

Columbia College, Sierra Conservation Center

Cuesta College, CMC Prison

Five Keys Charter School, County Jail 5, San Francisco

Flinders Law School, Australia

Folsom Lake College, Folsom Women's Facility at Folsom State Prison

Franciscan School of Theology

Hartnell College, Salinas Valley State Prison


Jackson College (Michigan)

Lassen Community College, High Desert State Prison

Southwestern Community College, RJD Correctional Facility

Taft College

West Los Angeles College (Jail program)



In March, 2016, the Prison University Project hosted a multi-day training for higher education practitioners and non-profit professionals across the country. The training focused on building a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented to the field of prison higher education. Topics covered in the guide below include: managing prison logistics and restrictions; academic and administrative planning, and new and developing best practices for working with adult learners in a correctional setting.

Creating Excellence in
Prison Higher Education