PEP Alum Larry Marshall Publishes Essay in San Francisco Bay View

Prison Education Project alumnus and 2022 graduation speaker Larry Marshall has recently published an essay, “Black August: The marathon continues!” in San Francisco Bay View. Larry’s essay reflects on the tradition of Black August, a “quintessential commitment to self-discovery, self-education and the education of others.” In particular, Larry focuses on the importance of education in […]

PEP and Pulitzer Center Host “Inside/Outside: From Solitary Confinement to Re-Entry” Webinar

On May 25th, 2022, the Prison Education Project, in partnership with The Pulitzer Center, hosted “Inside/Outside: From Solitary Confinement to Re-Entry,” a community conversation focused on issues surrounding solitary confinement, sentencing reform, and re-entry in Missouri and nationwide. The conversation featured Brandon Tauszik, a photographer and filmmaker based in California who co-created the Pulitzer Center-supported […]

Ronelle Williams named Graduate Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity

Ronelle Williams, a Prison Education Project tutor and teaching assistant, has been named on of five 2022-2023 Graduate Fellows at the Washington University Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity. Currently completing a graduate degree in Occupational Therapy, Ronelle’s work focuses on “how oversimplifying Black women’s high obesity rates impacts the erasure of […]

Dr. Lauren Miller speaks at 2022 That’s What She Said event

Dr. Lauren Miller, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Saint Louis University and longstanding Prison Education Project faculty member, spoke at the 2022 That’s What She Said event. Dr. Miller’s moving talk provides a glimpse into her work with the Prison Education Project and reflects on the power of higher education in prison. One of PEP’s […]

PEP and Prison Performing Arts Present “The Taming of the Shrew(s)” at WERDCC

Eight PEP Students Among Stars of Inaugural PEP-PPA Co-Production On Wednesday, June 29th and Thursday, June 30th, eight Washington University Prison Education Project students performed in the The Taming of the Shrew(s), the first-ever co-production between PEP and St. Louis-based Prison Performing Arts. An original adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, the […]

PEP Awarded NEA Big Read Grant for 2022-2023

June 23, 2022—St. Louis, MO—The Washington University Prison Education Project is one of 62 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2022-2023 NEA Big Read grant. A grant of $12,700 will support a community reading program focusing on Circe by Madeline Miller from September 2022 – February 2023. An initiative of the National Endowment for the […]

Prison Education Project Students Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education Article

Last month, three Prison Education Project students were interviewed about ongoing efforts to increase the quality of educational technology in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Amy Walker and Jasmine Ford, two current students in the program at WERDCC in Vandalia, MO and Sam (Sherri) Densing, recently released from WERDCC and now working with the Prison […]

Prison Education Project Celebrates Second Graduation at MECC

On May 25th, 2022 the Prison Education Project was proud to celebrate its second ever graduation ceremony at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. PEP awarded 18 degrees to MECC students. PEP’s graduation ceremony was featured in the June 8, 2022 edition of The Source, including a video featuring remarks from Chancellor Andrew D. Martin, guest […]