Changing the story through education, support, and advocacy.

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Hope, dignity, and college degrees for incarcerated people across Tennessee.

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Tennessee Prison College Coalition unites partners statewide.

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Tennessee Higher Education in Prison 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.

Tennessee Prison College Coalition

Where partners from across the state share best practices, standardize policies, and work together to advocate change.
Tennessee Prison College Coalition
Read his story >Brandon, May 2019 Graduate
This is the face of a loving father making his family proud: A man who inspired others with his persistence and love of learning as he earned an associate’s degree from Nashville State Community College.
Brandon, May 2019 graduate

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