At Boston University, we believe in the power of education to elevate,
nurture, and transform. While all college students grow as they engage
in new ways of thinking, the impact of education is especially evident
in prison. Rigorous study gives prisoners the intellectual leverage they
need to revise their view of themselves and leave prison better equipped
to contribute positively to their families and communities. Postsecondary
education is not the only way to change a life, alter a world view, improve
a future, or enhance a community—but it is the way to which we are committed.
Boston University hopes this website will support the efforts of all those
who are—or would like to become—involved in postsecondary prison education,
whether as faculty or students.
We invite the inquiries of
those engaged in research,
those looking for guidance to launch a program of their own, or those merely
curious about prison education.
We hope current and prospective faculty of the BU Prison Education Program
or similar programs will find our Prison Education Faculty Resources Center meaningful and relevant to their experience teaching in a prison setting.
Finally, we encourage research on
prison education, both scholarly and journalistic, and hope our website
can contribute as a resource. Please contact
us with questions or suggestions as to how to improve our website.
We are grateful for your interest.
Danielle Rousseau, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Director, Prison Education Program
Boston University Metropolitan College
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