The Prison Education Program at the University of Oregon
The Prison Education Program was established in 2016, building on over 10 years of collaboration between the University of Oregon and the Department of Corrections to offer credited classes through the Inside-Out Program.
We work in an interdisciplinary academic framework, and with a broad range of students, campus organizations, community groups, and national organizations working to improve educational opportunities in prisons.
The Prison Education Program also works with UO students through an internship and "alumni" program. Students are involved in assisting with classes, running a discussion group at a juvenile facility, holding outreach events with at-risk youth, and running book drives to support prison education.