This summer, PEP will offer four courses at MECC, ranging from mathematics, to research methods to humanities centered courses. For more information, please see the course descriptions below.
Prison Education Project Practicum Description The Prison Education Project (PEP) is looking for two (2) practicum students to join us in the 2019-2020 school year. Founded in 2014, PEP provides high quality, undergraduate education to people incarcerated in Missouri Eastern Correction Center (MECC) in Pacific, Missouri. These positions are within our emerging re-entry program and […]
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. […]
This spring semester, PEP 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 Creative Writing Workshop […]
PEP is welcoming two new student interns; Corinne Hibbett ('20) and Jimmy Rao ('21). They will help coordinate with students and faculty, work on website maintenance and design, and help PEP run at its best. "After doing a research project about the prison system in America, I wanted to get involved in finding a solution […]
The Spring 2019 Washington University Prison Education Project Reading Group will explore literature of World War One in order to recognize and remember the recent one-hundred year anniversary of the end of that conflict.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Garb, PEP co-founder and co-director, after a long and courageous struggle with cancer. Surrounded by her family, she passed peacefully on December 15, 2018. Professor Garb, known to friends and colleagues as Maggie, joined Washington University 2001 as a faculty member in the Department […]
David Cunningham’s Order and Change in Society receives a Gephardt Travel Grant to facilitate joint class session between MECC and Danforth Campus students. This past semester, Fall 2018, the Prison Education Project had the opportunity to offer Order and Change in Society, a class taught by David Cunningham, Professor of Sociology, with assistance from Jeanette […]