Life Sentences in Tennessee: A plea from an incarcerated student

Southern Collective Blog Guest Writer – Dolwin Cormiá Currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree with Roane State Community College. Participant with Tennessee Higher Education Initiative. It is a well known fact that the state of Tennessee has the harshest life sentence law in the United States. A person who has been sentenced to life with the … Continue reading Life Sentences in Tennessee: A plea from an incarcerated student

Negotiating Technology in HEP

Southern Collective Guest Writer(s) 2 – Katie Owens Murphy and Chloe Allen, Restorative Justice Lab @ UNA As news about the predatory practices of for-profit tech companies circulates, many higher education in prison (HEP) programs— including ours— have been trying to find tech solutions that allow them to remain autonomous from providers that have become … Continue reading Negotiating Technology in HEP

Program Highlight #3: The Rhodes College Liberal Arts in Prison Program

The Rhodes College Liberal Arts in Prison Program was launched in 2016 at the Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center (WTRC), a 1200-bed state facility in Henning, TN. Between 2016 and 2019 Rhodes offered a Great Books Reading Group at WTRC which brought Rhodes professors to the prison in two-week stints to teach texts of their choice. … Continue reading Program Highlight #3: The Rhodes College Liberal Arts in Prison Program

Program Highlight #2: Prison Education Partnership Program (PEPP)

Mississippi Valley State University, an HBCU located in Leflore County in the Mississippi Delta, recently unveiled its HEP program, the Prison Education Partnership Program (PEPP), in which classes are anticipated to start in the Fall 2022 semester at two men’s carceral facilities. A team of two administrators and three faculty members (two in criminal justice … Continue reading Program Highlight #2: Prison Education Partnership Program (PEPP)

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