THEI in the News

May 05, 2020

We’re not doing enough to address the coronavirus pandemic in prisons

Kathie Klarreich

Two months ago, I was in the classroom at least three days a week teaching writing courses and meeting with my student facilitators. Or supervising other instructors’ classes. Or troubleshooting with the administration...

May 04, 2020

Moving Classes Online Is Hard—Especially in Prisons

Mia Armstrong

The decision to stop sending volunteers to give classes in California prisons was a difficult one for Ernst Fenelon Jr., the senior program coordinator of the Prison Education Project...

August 13, 2019

Breaking Into Prison: Interview with Julie Doochin

Paige Bainbridge

There once was a little girl who would often accompany her father to work. On the car ride, they would pass by a big, beautiful castle with a medieval edifice. She would stare at this castle and imagine the prince or princess who lived there. One day, she asked her father about it. 

April 01, 2019

Tennessee would benefit from restoring Pell Grants to incarcerated people

Molly Lasagna, THEI Executive Director

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s staff to discuss the need to expand access to post-secondary education in prison.  Joined by Shon Holman, a formerly incarcerated student himself, we emphasized just how transformative education can be for people in prison...

February 28, 2019

Gov. Bill Lee Announces Strategies to Improve Criminal Justice System

Governor's Office

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced comprehensive plans to address criminal justice and public safety ahead of his State of the State address on Monday. “We must significantly improve public safety in our state and I believe that starts with our criminal justice system,” said Lee. “We will focus on helping individuals to ensure there is a pathway to a productive life beyond crime and ultimately make our state a safer place.”...

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