Prison Education Initiative

Jackson College provides full degrees to incarcerated students in partnership with the Michigan Department of Corrections and the Vera Institute of Justice, as part of the Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Project.  We also offered students a self-pay program, requiring them to have sponsors who would ensure payments.   Jackson College is one of the colleges chosen to be able to offer Pell grants.  College instructors have the opportunity to teach at the Jackson or Macomb locations, and the curriculum is the same as that taught at any other location, with the exception of technology due to inaccessibilty to Internet.  

A full 95% of students pass their courses and 80% make the Dean's List.  The first class of graduates celebrated their college degrees in July 2016.  Currently more than 200 students participate, prior to Pell eligibility.  

ID 16052

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #16052, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

Please note that for security purposes, contact information can only be provided to known contacts at active Achieving the Dream institutions.

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