Amid Calls for Massachusetts to Prioritize Prison Education, MET Head Outlines Obstacles

For over 50 years, BU MET has given incarcerated individuals in the Massachusetts prison system the opportunity to pursue personal growth via higher education through its Prison Education Program. Now, a diverse cohort of nonprofit leaders and correctional specialists have called on the incoming administration of Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey to commit to expanding and prioritizing programs of this kind.

Criminal Justice Faculty Examine BU Prison Education Program’s Legacy of Social Justice

This past November, MET professors of criminal justice Dr. Mary Ellen Mastrorilli and Dr. Danielle Rousseau were invited to join BU’s Slone Epidemiology Center to lead a midday Brown Bag Seminar focused on MET’s Prison Education Program (PEP), underscoring its legacy as a purposeful effort by BU to champion greater social justice. When activist Elizabeth […]