College Education for Women in Prison

Maddie Bernard ’16

Women are currently the fastest growing demographic in prison. However, receiving higher education while incarcerated can put them on track for a better life. According to the Rand Corporation, “those who go to college while incarcerated are 45 percent less likely to return.”

The 7th Biannual Wang Center Symposium was centered around resilience and hope. Mary Weir, Danielle Azevedo, Dr. Tanya Erzen, Keisha Patterson, TheresaPower-Drutis and Shajuanda Tate came to PLU to speak about how higher education in women’s prison can lead to resilience and hope for a better life when they are released.

Read about their lecture through a series of live tweets and facts here.

https://storify.com/madelyn_bernard/women-s-college-education-in-prison



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