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Wesleyan University

Grants Awarded

Unrestricted Funding For Center For Prison Education

Funding Type Unrestricted
Funding Total $400,000
Impact Area Higher Education, Justice and Community Wellness
Years Funded 2015-2024

To provide general support to the Center, which offers accredited Wesleyan University courses to approximately 60 students incarcerated at Cheshire Correctional Institution, a men’s maximum security prison, and York Correctional Institution, Connecticut’s only women’s facility. This grant will help the Center develop a plan for long-term academic growth as it explores the prospect of becoming a degree-granting program for the incarcerated. The Center is a member of the Bard Prison Initiative’s Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison.