Updates from PEP

PEP Celebrates First Graduates from WERDCC

The end of the Fall 2023 semester marked a significant milestone for PEP’s campus at the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center in Vandalia, MO – the program’s first graduates! Five PEP students – Sandra Dallas, Theresa Fortner, Teri Morrison, Patty Prewitt, and Riana Sanders – earned their associate in arts degrees, becoming the […]

Preparing for Pell: PEP Director Presents at CEA International Conference

In late August of 2023, WashU PEP Director Kevin Windhauser presented on navigating the restoration of Pell Grants for incarcerated students at the Correctional Education Association‘s annual conference and training event alongside representatives from the Vera Institute of Justice, Georgia Coalition for Higher Education in Prison (GCHEP), and Mississippi Department of Corrections. Since the 1994 […]

PEP Hosts 2023 Maggie Garb Memorial Lecture

On March 27th, PEP was proud to host the 2023 Maggie Garb Memorial Lecture, “Working at the Intersection of Art, Activism, and Anti-Carcerality,” a discussion featuring playwright, trauma-informed journalist, and activist Sarah Shourd alongside Shubra Ohri, an attorney with the MacArthur Justice Center. The discussion was moderated by PEP Director Kevin Windhauser. The wide-ranging discussion […]

PEP Expands Financial Literacy Workshops

Thanks to the generous support of the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis in 2022, the Prison Education Project completed a series of reentry workshops on a variety of topics, from technology and digital literacy to health literacy. In 2023, PEP has been able to expand the reach of these workshops by partnering with Criminal Justice […]

2022 Year-End Roundup

PEP has had a big year in 2022!! From the launch of our second degree program at the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center in Vandalia, MO to our celebration of 18 new PEP graduates at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center, it’s been a full and exciting year. Here are some of our most […]