Student-Created Prison Education Program Featured

David PesciNovember 19, 20091min
<div class="at-above-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2009/11/19/student-created-prison-education-program-featured/"></div>Feature on a grant-funded prison education program created by two Wesleyan students.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2009/11/19/student-created-prison-education-program-featured/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

A grant-funded prison education program created by two Wesleyan graduate students, Molly Birnbaum ’09 and Russell Perkins ’09, while they were undergraduates, was profiled in The New York Times. Administered in Connecticut’s Cheshire Correctional Facility, the program provides Wesleyan-level courses for selected members of the prison’s population. The inmate-participants must meet rigorous entrance requirements.