This event has been cancelled.

On Thursday, March 12, from 2:00-3:00 pm, Danielle Cooper and Meagan Wilson will be discussing “Unbarring Access to Higher Education in Prison” as part of a panel at SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas. They will be joined on the panel by Terrell Blount (Laughing Gull Foundation) and Jody Lewen (Prison University Project). For more information about the conference, please see the SXSW EDU website.

About the panel

Access to higher education in prison has remained flat while the U.S. prison population soars. With 65% percent of all jobs in the economy requiring postsecondary education, how will incarcerated adults gain the skills and tools they need for life outside? This panel will explore the bi-partisan policy, programmatic, and information technology shifts necessary for unbarring access to higher education in prison.