EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE INCARCERATED

 Letters to an Incarcerated Brother


National Directory of Postsecondary Educational Programs
in Prisons, Prison Studies Project, www.prisonstudiesproject.org.

This website contains a map showing postsecondary educational programs inside prisons, state
by state. 

 

Prisoners Guerrilla Handbook to Correspondence Programs
In the United States and Canada, 3rd
Edition by Jon Marc Taylor and Susan Schwartzkopf, 221 pages. 

 

The Prison Scholar Fund

http://www.facebook.com/PrisonScholarFund/

or write to: 

The Prison Scholar Fund

23517 Orville Road East

Orting, WA 98360

 

For information about the following list of higher education
projects in prison, download the .pdf booklet at:

www.universitybeyondbars.org 

 or try writing to : 

University Beyond Bars
PO Box 1267
Poulsbo
WA 98370

 

Higher Education Projects[1]

1. Prison Arts + Education Project 

2. Bard Prison Initiative at Eastern Correctional Facility

3. Changing Lives Through Literature at Dorchester, Massachusetts

4. Georgetown’s Prison Outreach Program

5. Hudson Link at Sing Sing Correctional Facility

6. Lipscomb Initiative for Education at Tennessee Prison for Women

7. Marymount Manhattan College at Bedford Hills Correctional

8. Facility

9. Ohio University College Program for the Incarcerated

10. Pathways Program for Incarcerated Students at  St. Cloud State University

11. Prison Creative Arts Project

12. Prison Studies Project

13. Prisoners Education Network

14. Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison

15. Purdue University North Central; Rising Hope

16. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Friday Center for Continuing Education with North Carolina Department for Corrections

17. Wesleyan Center for Prison Education.

 

How To Get Information About Education In Prison from the Federal Government:

 

Office of Correctional Education

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

MES 4527

Washington, DC 20202-7242 

            

How to Get Information About Education In Prison from Your
State 

Correctional Education Administrator, by State[2]:

 

Alabama 

Correctional Education Division (Alabama)

J.F. Ingram State Technical College

P.O. Box 220350

Deatsville, AL 36022-0350

Phone: (334) 285-5177

Fax: (334) 285-2521

Email: dchambers@ingram.cc.al.us or jmerk@ingram.cc.al.us

Website: http://www.ingram.cc.al.us/

 

Alaska 

Inmate Programs (Alaska)

State Department of Corrections

Suite 601

550 West Seventh Avenue

Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: (907) 269-7434

Fax: (907) 269-7420

Email: annaherzberger@alaska.gov

Website:
http://www.correct.state.ak.us/corrections/index.jsf

 

Arizona 

Correctional Education Bureau (Arizona)

State Department of Corrections

Third Floor

1601 West Jefferson

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone: (602) 542-5620

Fax: (602) 364-0550

Email: bganz@azcorrections.gov or lkrause@azcorrections.gov

 

Arkansas 

Arkansas Correctional School

Correctional School System

8000 Correction Circle

Pine Bluff, AR 71603

Phone: (870) 267-6725

Fax: (870) 267-6731

Email: dubs.byers@arkansas.gov

Website: http://arkcs.arkansas.gov/

 

California 

Correctional Education Division (California)

State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Division of Juvenile Justice

P.O. Box 942883

Sacramento, CA 94283-0001

Phone: (916) 445-8035

Fax: (916) 324-1416

Email: doug.mckeever@cdcr.ca.gov

Website: http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Juvenile_Justice/DJJ_Organization/Education_Se
...

 

Colorado 

Correctional Education Division (Colorado)

State Department of Corrections

2862 South Circle Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4195

Phone: (719) 226-4417

Fax: (719) 226-4424

Email: tony.romero@doc.state.co.us or bill.zalman@doc.state.co.us

Website: http://www.doc.state.co.us/

 

Connecticut 

Correctional Education Division (Connecticut)

State Department of Correction

Unified School District #1

24 Wolcott Hill Road

Wethersfield, CT 06109-1152

Phone: (860) 692-7537

Fax: (860) 692-7538

Email: doc.pio@po.state.ct.us or
Angela.Jalbert@po.state.ct.us

Website:
http://www.ct.gov/doc/cwp/view.asp?a=1503&q=265554

 

Delaware 

Correctional Education Division (Delaware)

State Department of Correction

Bureau of Prisons

245 McKee Road

Dover, DE 19904

Phone: (302) 857-5276

Fax: (302) 739-7215

Email: johnj.ryan@state.de.us

Website: http://doc.delaware.gov/

 

District of Columbia 

No records found.

 

Florida 

Office of Education and Initiatives (Florida)

State Department of Corrections

Building B, Room 300

2601 Blair Stone Road

Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500

Phone: (850) 922-3621

Fax: (850) 922-2121

Email: overstreet.allen@mail.dc.state.fl.us or
crockett.mckinley@mail.dc.state.fl.us

Website: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/

 

Georgia 

No records found.

 

Hawaii 

Correctional Education Division (Hawaii)

State Department of Public Safety

Room 405

919 Ala Moana Boulevard

Honolulu, HI 96814

Phone: (808) 587-1279

Fax: (808) 587-1280

Email: Maureen.L.Tito@Hawaii.Gov or mtito14@gmail.com

Website: http://hawaii.gov/psd/corrections

 

Idaho 

Correctional Education Division (Idaho)

State Department of Correction

Suite 110

1299 North Orchard Street

Boise, ID 83706

Phone: (208) 658-2066

Fax: (208) 327-7458

Email: gcushman@idoc.idaho.gov or mperien@idoc.idaho.gov

Website: http://www.idoc.idaho.gov/

 

Illinois 

Office of Adult and Vocational Education (Illinois)

State Department of Corrections

1301 Concordia Court

Springfield, IL 62794

Phone: (217) 558-2200 x3601

Fax: (217) 522-9518

Email: info@idoc.state.il.us

Website: http://www.idoc.state.il.us/

 

Indiana 

Correctional Education Division (Indiana)

State Department of Correction

E334 Indiana Government Center South

302 West Washington Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: (317) 233-3111

Fax: (317) 234-0956

Email: jnally@idoc.in.gov

Website: http://www.in.gov/idoc/

 

Iowa 

Correctional Education Division (Iowa)

State Department of Corrections

Suite Four

510 East 12th Street

Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone: (515) 725-5728

Fax: (515) 725-5798

Email: info@doc.state.ia.us or laura.farris@iowa.gov

Website: http://www.doc.state.ia.us/

 

Kansas 

Correctional Education Division (Kansas)

State Department of Corrections

Landon State Office Building, Fourth Floor

900 SW Jackson Street

Topeka, KS 66612-1284

Phone: (785) 296-3317

Toll-Free: (888) 317-8204

Toll-Free Restrictions: KS and MO residents only

Fax: (785) 296-0304

Email: kdocpub@doc.ks.gov

Website: http://www.doc.ks.gov/

 

Kentucky 

Correctional Education Division (Kentucky)

State Department of Corrections

Health Services Building

275 East Main Street, P.O. Box 2400

Frankfort, KY 40602-2400

Phone: (502) 564-4795 x229

Fax: (502) 564-0572

Email: Martha.Slemp@ky.gov

Website: http://www.corrections.ky.gov/

 

Louisiana 

Correctional Education Division (Louisiana)

State Department of Public Safety and Corrections

P.O. Box 44314

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4314

Phone: (225) 342-6633

Fax: (225) 342-5556

Email: creed@corrections.state.la.us or
webmaster@corrections.state.la.us

Website:
http://www.doc.louisiana.gov/view.php?cat=8&id=51

 

Maine 

Adult Correctional Education (Maine)

State Department of Corrections

State House Station #111

Augusta, ME 04333-0111

Phone: (207) 287-4342

Fax: (207) 287-4370

Email: ellis.king@maine.gov

Website: http://www.state.me.us/corrections/

 

Maryland 

Juvenile Services Education Program (Maryland)

State Department of Education

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: (410) 767-0500

Fax: (410) 333-2254

Email: mmechlinski@msde.state.md.us

Website:
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/careertech/juveni ...

 

Massachusetts 

Correctional Education Division (Massachusetts)

State Department of Corrections

P.O. Box 71, Hodder House

Two Merchant Road

Framingham, MA 01704

Phone: (508) 935-0901

Fax: (508) 935-0907

Email: cvicari@doc.state.ma.us

Website: http://www.state.ma.us/doc/

 

Michigan 

Correctional Education Division (Michigan)

State Department of Corrections

Prisoner Education Programs

5656 South Cedar Street, Suite 100

Lansing, MI 48911

Phone: (517) 335-1388

Fax: (517) 241-9717

Email: derosejl@michigan.gov

Website: http://www.michigan.gov/corrections

 

Minnesota 

Correctional Education Division (Minnesota)

State Department of Corrections

Facility Services Division - Education

1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 200

St. Paul, MN 55108-5210

Phone: (651) 361-7244

Fax: (651) 603-0150

TTY: (651) 643-3589

Email: marcie.koetke@state.mn.us

Website:
http://www.doc.state.mn.us/org/facilityserv/education.htm

 

Mississippi 

Correctional Education Division (Mississippi)

State Department of Corrections

723 North President Street

Jackson, MS 39202

Phone: (601) 359-5304

Fax: (601) 359-6760

Email: kstierle@mdoc.state.ms.us or
jnhopkins@mdoc.state.ms.us

Website: http://www.mdoc.state.ms.us/

 

Missouri 

Division of Offender Rehabilitative Services/Education (Missouri)

State Department of Corrections

1717 Industrial Drive

P.O. Box 236

Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573) 526-6534

Fax: (573) 526-3009

TTY: (573) 751-5984

Email: tony.spillers@doc.mo.gov or ellen.hueste@doc.mo.gov

Website: http://www.doc.mo.gov/division/rehab/edu.htm

 

Montana 

Correctional Education Division (Montana)

State Department of Corrections

1539 11th Avenue

P.O. Box 201301

Helena, MT 59620-1301

Phone: (406) 444-3930

Fax: (406) 444-4920

Email: webadmin@mt.gov or banez@mt.gov

Website: http://www.cor.mt.gov/

 

Nebraska 

Correctional Education Division (Nebraska)

State Department of Corrections

P.O. Box 94661

Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: (402) 479-5723

Fax: (402) 479-5623

Email: jpannkuk@dcs.state.ne.us or lwayne@dcs.state.ne.us

Website:
http://www.corrections.state.ne.us/programs/inmate_programs/education ...

 

Nevada 

Education and Vocational Training (Nevada)

State Department of Corrections

Building 17

5500 Snyder Avenue

Carson City, NV 89701

Phone: (775) 887-3237

Fax: (775) 887-3253

Email: mhall@doc.nv.gov

Website: http://www.doc.nv.gov/programs/education.php

 

New Hampshire 

Correctional Education Division (New Hampshire)

State Department of Corrections

Corrections Special School District

P.O. Box 14

Concord, NH 03302-0014

Phone: (603) 271-1855

Fax: (603) 271-0401

Email: info@nhdoc.state.nh.us or
daniel.t.tanguay@nhdoc.state.nh.us

Website: http://www.state.nh.us/nhdoc/

 

New Jersey 

Office of Educational Services (New Jersey)

State Department of Corrections

P.O. Box 863

Trenton, NJ 08625-0863

Phone: (609) 292-8054

Fax: (609) 777-4143

Email: pubinfo@doc.state.nj.us or
patty.friend@doc.state.nj.us

Website:
http://www.state.nj.us/corrections/structure/html/community.html#3

 

New Mexico 

Adult Correctional Education (New Mexico)

State Corrections Department

Casa Nor Este Building

4101 Pan American Freeway NE

Albuquerque, NM 87107

Phone: (505) 841-4282

Fax: (505) 841-4267

Email: Johannes.Hedrich@state.nm.us

Website:
http://corrections.state.nm.us/programs/education.html

 

New York 

Correctional Education Division (New York)

State Department of Correctional Services

Harriman State Campus, Building Two

1220 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12226-2050

Phone: (518) 457-8142

Fax: (518) 457-1914

Email: nydocsedu@docs.state.ny.us

Website:
http://www.docs.state.ny.us/ProgramServices/academic.html

 

North Carolina 

Correctional Education Division (North Carolina)

State Department of Correction

Division of Prisons

831 West Morgan Street, 4264 MSC

Raleigh, NC 27669-4264

Phone: (919) 838-3642

Fax: (919) 838-4764

Email: ugm01@doc.state.nc.us

Website: http://www.doc.state.nc.us/DOP/education/index.htm

 

North Dakota 

Correctional Education Division (North Dakota)

State Penitentiary, Adult Services Division

P.O. Box 5521

3100 Railroad Avenue

Bismarck, ND 58506-5521

Phone: (701) 328-6100

Fax: (701) 328-6640

Email: tmbarsta@nd.gov

Website: http://www.nd.gov/docr/

 

Ohio 

Correctional Education Division (Ohio)

Ohio Central School System

PO Box 779

London, OH 43140

Phone: (740) 845-3240

Fax: (740) 845-3387

Email: jerry.mcglone@odrc.state.oh.us

Website: http://www.drc.state.oh.us/OCSS/OCSS_home.htm

 

Oklahoma 

Correctional Education Division (Oklahoma)

State Department of Corrections

Suite 200

2901 North Classen

Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Phone: (405) 962-6106

Fax: (405) 962-6171

Email: pam.humphrey@doc.state.ok.us

Website: http://www.doc.state.ok.us/

 

Oregon 

Correctional Education Division (Oregon)

State Department of Corrections

Workforce Development Division

1793 13th Street, SE

Salem, OR 97302-2595

Phone: (503) 934-1003

Fax: (503) 378-5815

Email: karen.trembley@doc.state.or.us

Website:
http://www.doc.state.or.us/DOC/TRANS/PROGMS/index.shtml

 

Pennsylvania 

Bureau of Correction Education (Pennsylvania)

State Department of Corrections

Suite 103

75 Utley Drive

Camp Hill, PA 17011

Phone: (717) 731-7823

Fax: (717) 731-7830

Email: wkepnerjr@state.pa.us or chralston@state.pa.us

Website: http://www.cor.state.pa.us/

 

Rhode Island 

Correctional Education Division (Rhode Island)

State Department of Corrections

Educational Services, Bernadette Building

15 Fleming Road

Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-2507

Fax: (401) 462-2509

TTY: (401) 462-5180

Email: education@doc.ri.gov or director@doc.ri.gov

Website: http://www.doc.ri.gov/rehabilitative/educational/index.php

 

South Carolina 

Correctional Education Division (South Carolina)

SC Department of Corrections

Palmetto Unified School District

4444 Broad River Road

Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: (803) 896-1583

Fax: (803) 896-1513

Email: johnson.teresa@doc.state.sc.us or
reagan.randy@doc.state.sc.us

Website: http://www.state.sc.us/scdc/

 

South Dakota 

Correctional Education Division (South Dakota)

State Department of Corrections

4904 Quail Run

Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Phone: (605) 773-3478

Fax: (605) 334-3807

Email: dianna.miller@state.sd.us or
michael.winder@state.sd.us

Website: http://www.state.sd.us/corrections/corrections.html

 

Tennessee 

Correctional Education Division (Tennessee)

State Department of Corrections

Rachel Jackson Building, Fifth Floor

320 Sixth Avenue, North

Nashville, TN 37243-0465

Phone: (615) 741-1000 x8176

Fax: (615) 741-1055

Email: sharmila.patel@tn.gov

Website: http://www.state.tn.us/correction/

 

Texas 

Correctional Education Division (Texas)

State Department of Criminal Justice

Windham School District, Institutional Division

P.O. Box 40

Huntsville, TX 77342-0040

Phone: (936) 291-5307

Fax: (936) 436-4031

Email: communications@wsdtx.org or bambi.kiser@wsdtx.org

Website: http://www.wsdtx.org/

 

Utah 

Correctional Education Division (Utah)

State Office of Education

250 East 500 South

P.O. Box 144200

Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200

Phone: (801) 538-7989

Fax: (801) 538-7868

Email: jeff.galli@schools.utah.gov

Website: http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/

 

Vermont 

Correctional Education Division (Vermont)

Community High School of Vermont

Workforce Development Partnership

103 South Main Street

Waterbury, VT 05671-1001

Phone: (802) 241-2273

Fax: (802) 241-2377

Email: wilhelmina.picard@ahs.state.vt.us or
sheila.commo@ahs.state.vt.us

Website: http://www.chsvt.org/wdp.html

 

Virginia 

Virginia Department of Correctional Education

James Monroe Building

Seventh Floor

101 North 14th Street

Richmond, VA 23219-3678

Phone: (804) 225-3314

Fax: (804) 786-7642

Email: patricia.ennis@dce.virginia.gov

Website: http://www.dce.state.va.us/index.cfm?fuseaction=showMain&CFID=812331&
...

 

Washington 

Correctional Education Division (Washington)

State Department of Corrections

Educational Services Unit

7345 Linderson Way, MS-41129

Tumwater, WA 98501

Phone: (360) 725-8211

Fax: (360) 586-7273

Email: mjparis@doc1.wa.gov

Website: http://www.doc.wa.gov/

 

West Virginia 

Office of Institutional Education Programs (West Virginia)

State Department of Education

Building Six, Room 728

1900 Kanawha Boulevard East

Charleston, WV 25305-0330

Phone: (304) 558-8833

Fax: (304) 558-5042

Email: jgreen@access.k12.wv.us or Fwarsing@access.k12.wv.us

Website: http://wvde.state.wv.us/institutional/

 

Wisconsin 

Correctional Education Division (Wisconsin)

State Department of Corrections, Office of Program Services
Education

P.O. Box 7925

3099 East Washington Avenue

Madison, WI 53707-7925

Phone: (608) 240-5000

Fax: (608) 240-3310

Email: Margaret.Carpenter@Wisconsin.gov or
ismael.ozanne@Wisconsin.gov

Website: http://www.wi-doc.com/

 

Wyoming 

Correctional Education Division (Wyoming)

State Department Of Corrections

Suite 100

1934 Wyott Drive

Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: (307) 777-6104

Fax: (307) 777-7846

Email: babbot@wdoc.state.wy.us

Website: http://doc.state.wy.us/services/education.html

 

Puerto Rico 

Correctional Education Division (Puerto Rico)

State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Call Box 71308

San Juan, PR 00936

Phone: (787) 273-6464 x2504

 

FREE BOOK PROGRAMS[3]

Books Through Bars

4722 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19143 Will
only send books to prisoners in: PA, NJ, NY, DE, MD, VA, and WV.

 

Books Through Bars,
c/o Bluestockings Bookstore

172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

 

Providence Books
Through Bars c/o Myopic Books

5 S. Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906

 

Chicago Books to
Women in Prison c/o BeyondMedia

4001 N. Ravenswood Ave., #204C, Chicago, IL 60613 Ship books
to women in prison only.

 

Midwest Books to
Prisoners c/o Quimby’s Bookstore

1321 N. Milwaukee Ave., PMB #460, Chicago, IL 60622 Ships
books to IL, WI, MN, MO, IA, KS, IN, and NE

 

Portland Books to
Prisoners

P.O. Box 11222, Portland, OR 97211

 

Prison Books
Collective c/o Internationalist Books

405 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Ships
books mostly to prisoners in MS, AL, and NC, maintains an extensive radical
‘zine catalog, and publishes prisoners’ art and writing.

 

Books to Prisoners
c/o Left Bank Books

92 Pike St., Box A, Seattle, WA 98101

 

Prison Book Program
c/o Lucy Parsons Bookstore

1306 Hancock St., Suite 100, Hancock, MA 02169

 

Midwest Pages to
Prisoners c/o Boxcar Books

408 E. 6th St., Bloomington, IN 47408 Ships books to AZ, AR, FL,
IA, IN, KS, KY, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, OK, SD, TN, WI.

 

UC Books to
Prisoners

Box 515, Urbana, IL 61803 Ships books only in IL.

 

Books 2 Prisoners
c/o Iron Rail

1631 Elysian Fields #117, New Orleans, LA 70117 Ships books
only in LA.

 

Olympia Books to
Prisoners

P.O. Box 912, Olympia, WA 98507

 

Books to Prisoners
c/o Quixote Center

P.O. Box 5206, Hyattsville, MD 20782

 

Appalachian Prison
Book Project

P.O. Box 601, Morgantown, WV 26507 Ships books to WV, VA,
MD, OH, KY, and TN.

 

Inside Books Project
c/o 12th Street Books

827 W. 12th St., Austin, TX 78701 Ships books only in TX.

 

Prison Book Project

P.O. Box 396, Amherst, MA 01004 Ships books only in New
England and TX.

 

Prisoners Literature
Project c/o Bound Together Bookstore 1369 Haight
St., San Francisco, CA 94117

 

Prison Library
Project

P.M.B. 128, 915-C W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711

 

Asheville Prison
Books Program

67 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 Ships books only
in NC, SC, GA, and TN.

4241 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113 Ships books only in
OH.

 

Women’s Prison Book
Project c/o Arise Bookstore

2441 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55405 Ships
to women and transgender people in prison only.






[1] Source:
http://www.universitybeyondbars.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/EJP-Incomplete-Directory-on-HIgher-Ed-Prison-Programs.pdf


[2] Source: U.S. Department of Education at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/programs/EROD/org_list.cfm?category_cd=SCE

 


[3] Source: The JailHouse
Lawyer’s Handbook, “Free Book Programs,” pp. 137-138; .pdf available for
download at: http://jailhouselaw.org/