Center for Prison Education
The Center for Prison Education was created to advance Wesleyan’s commitment to civic engagement by offering college courses to incarcerated individuals, in order both to enrich the lives of those who are systematically denied access to educational opportunities and to enhance Wesleyan’s academic community. The Center for Prison Education offers a high-caliber liberal arts education inside prison walls. Through the CPE, prisoners at the Cheshire and McDougal Prisons are invited to apply to become Wesleyan University students. After a rigorous application process, eighteen selected students are transferred to Cheshire Prison, where they are enrolled in accredited college courses taught by Wesleyan faculty members.
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