Think Tank on Continuing Education in Prisons, part II

Friday, Oct 21 - Saturday, Oct 22 2022, 7:00 PM - 2:30 PM, CAPA Symposium
Friday, Oct 21 2022 7:00 PM Saturday, Oct 22 2022 2:30 PM America/New_York Think Tank on Continuing Education in Prisons, part II OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | A convening to discuss the challenges and opportunities for continuing education for incarcerated students serving life or virtual life sentences. CAPA Symposium Bennington College

PEI think tank Oct 22

This think tank addressed the special challenges and opportunities for education that students serving life or very long sentences invites. Comprised of those who are working for criminal justice reform, formerly incarcerated people who have benefited from prison education, and leading prison educators, discussion centered around PEI’s continuing education program with a view to replicating, expanding, and building upon it. It also addressed the question: what kind of education is worth engaging as an end in itself? Discussion included how to measure outcomes, the benefits to individuals, to the institutions concerned, and the different models of how to deliver this education.


Brandon Brown | Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition

Robert Chase | Stony Brook University

Todd Cioffi | Calvin Prison Initiative

Andy Eisen | Utah Prison Education Project, University of Utah

Nikhil Goyal | Advisor on Education and Children for Senator Bernie Sanders

Amy Jamgochian | Mount Tamalpais College

Max Kenner | Bard Prison Initiative

Beth Masters | Mississippi’s Department of Corrections

Marc Mauer | The Sentencing Project

Sheila Meiman | Raritan Valley Community College RISE (Returning & Incarcerated Student Education) 

Joshua Miller | Georgetown University

Gregory Mingo | Bennington College Prison Education Initiative

Amanda Nowak | Prison Education Partnership for the University of Maine at Augusta

Patrick Rodriguez | Georgia Coalition for Higher Education in Prison

John Wise | Education Access Partnership

PEI think tank Oct 22


PEI think tank Oct 22


PEI think tank Oct 22