Northwestern Prison Education Program

Pursuing a liberal arts education behind bars — during a pandemic

Two years ago, philosophy professor Jennifer Lackey launched the Northwestern Prison Education Project. The initiative combats recidivism by providing a liberal arts education to incarcerated students at Stateville Correctional Center, a maximum-security prison in Crest Hill, Ill. Until March, Lackey and other Northwestern professors traveled to Stateville each week to teach classes in chemistry, math, […]