Updates from PEP

PEP Student Patty Prewitt Interviewed by PEN America

This week, PEN America posted an interview with current PEP student Patty Prewitt to their website. A non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of free expression through programming in creative writing, PEN America has a longstanding engagement with incarcerated writers through the Prison Writing Program. The interview is an illuminating read for those curious about […]

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 […]