News & Announcements


PEP Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 18! The Washington University Prison Education Project presents excerpts from the recent PBS documentary College Behind Bars, a film that highlights students pursuing college degrees through the Bard Prison Initiative. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the voices of current PEP students, PEP student […]

Upcoming Spring 2020 Courses Announced

This spring semester, the Prison Education Project will offer 7 classes for MECC students. Classes will cover math, science, social science, writing and more.  For more information on each course, please see the course descriptions below.

PEP Holds First Graduation for Class of 2019

On May 22, 2019, Prison Education Project students, their friends and family, and members of the Washington University PEP community came together to celebrate the inaugural graduation of 10 students graduating with their Associate in Arts degrees from University College at Washington University in St. Louis. Ten graduating students received Associate in Arts degrees from […]

Keebler Receives Honorable Mention in Writing Contest

The Prison Education Project would like to congratulate Ronald Keebler, a first-year student who joined the program in June 2019, on recently receiving an honorable mention for his submission to a contest hosted by the Washington University Common Reading Program. Keebler's winning submission was a poem titled "Double Edged Sword," which can be read below. […]