Divided City Initiative & Prison Education Project Partnership

The Prison Education Project is excited to announce that it has partnered with the Divided City Initiative to support and develop two interdisciplinary urban humanities courses for PEP students at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. These courses will be integrated as part of the greater PEP curriculum. The first course, “Landscape Architecture: The Art and Science of […]

PEP Welcomes New Undergraduate Intern

The Prison Education Project is excited to announce that rising junior Talia Weine, a Religious Studies major and Writing minor at Washington University, will be joining the team of PEP interns. She will be assisting PEP with research requests, office organization, creation of fundraising materials, and other administrative tasks. "I am so happy to be […]

Upcoming Fall 2019 Courses Announced

This fall, the Prison Education Project will offer 7 classes for MECC students. Classes will cover STEM and humanities subjects, ranging from astronomy and computer science to public speaking and landscape architecture. For more information on each course, please see the course descriptions below.  

PEP Welcomes New Project Assistant

The Prison Education Project is excited to announce that Natasha Narayanan will be joining the PEP team as the new Project Assistant. Natasha previously worked with the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project, where she tutored students in math and performed various administrative tasks. She received her undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Spanish from Auburn University […]
Fall 2019 Practicum Opportunity Available

Fall 2019 Practicum Opportunity Available

Looking for a practicum opportunity? Consider participating in a meaningful practicum where you will gain experience in re-entry services and program development with the Prison Education Project. Now accepting applications, so read more and apply soon! Prison Education Project Practicum Description The Prison Education Project (PEP) is looking for two (2) practicum students to join […]
Writing to Learn

Writing to Learn

Recently, two of our instructors, Victoria Thomas (Senior Lecturer in English & American Literature) and Anna Preus (Ph.D. student in English), attended a workshop with the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking (IWT) which was brought to the Washington University Prison Education Project (PEP) through its partnership with the Bard Prison Initiative’s Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison. […]

Spring 2019 Creative Writing Workshop

This spring semester, The Prison Education Project has introduced a new Creative Writing Workshop for MECC students, led by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, a Washington University PhD graduate student. "Our Creative Writing Workshop is conceived to empower students for a better development of their own fictional and nonfictional writing projects." - Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo The […]