THEI

Bringing College to Prisons

in Tennessee

THEI funds and coordinates on-site degree-bearing college programs to incarcerated individuals in Tennessee prisons, leading to Associate's degrees in Business Administration and Political Science.

THEI is Starting a Bachelor's Program!

In partnership with the Governor's Office and the Tennessee Department of Correction, THEI is launching the first Bachelor's Degree program inside a men's prison facility in Tennessee! 

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Big News!

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Governor Lee Announces Support for Expansion of Higher Ed  in Prisons!

Tennessee Higher Education Initiative is a non-profit organization working to disrupt systems of harm and create opportunities for autonomy and success by providing college access to people inside Tennessee prisons, preparing students for skillful re-entry, and reducing barriers to continued education and achievement.

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