COVID-19

Advocating for Our Students and Incarcerated People During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on the physical and mental health of people living and working inside the prison system. In response to this crisis, we expanded our work to provide COVID-19 relief to incarcerated individuals and correctional staff at prisons throughout California. This work includes the delivery of care packages with essential items to incarcerated individuals and the provision of hot meals to correctional staff. Since May 2020, we have delivered 48,193 care packages to people incarcerated at 15 California prisons.

After nearly a year of suspended programming, we are thrilled to resume Associate of Arts degree courses by correspondence to help sustain students’ academic development during this extended period of disruption. While we are not currently running programs in-person, we still encourage interested prospective faculty to submit materials to be in our faculty pool. You will be placed on our mailing list and contacted when programming resumes.

In-Person Classes to Resume in September

COVID-19 Relief Efforts Expand to Additional Prisons

From the Archive

Journalism at San Quentin

Following Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak, Incarcerated People at San Quentin Grapple with Vaccinations

Our 2020 Annual Report is Now Available

Community Dialogs: COVID-19 Vaccination and the Incarcerated Community

Community Dialogs: COVID-19 Vaccination and the Incarcerated Community on February 25

Academic Program Resumes at San Quentin with Eight-Week Correspondence Courses

Even in a Pandemic, San Quentin Must Restore Rehabilitation Programs

Hey Governor

October 14: Update from the President

Fall Program Update

San Quentin’s COVID-Hell

Violent Offenders’ Lives Matter

Our COVID-19 Response Initiative for the Incarcerated Community in California

MTC student, Juan Haines

Student Juan Moreno Haines on COVID-19 Inside San Quentin

The College Program at San Quentin

Inside San Quentin Prison, You Sit and Wait Until COVID-19 Comes for You

Mobile Showers and Food Trucks Provided for San Quentin Staff

Voices from Inside: Full Library

MTC volunteers delivering Covid-19 care packages to Avenal State Prison

Care Packages Delivered to Avenal State Prison

Voices from Inside: Transfers from California Institution for Men

July 9: Update from the President on COVID-19

Inside the cell block at San Quentin State Prison

The View From Inside San Quentin State Prison

Exterior of San Quentin State Prison

How Can You Help People in Prison Right Now?

MTC students and alumni

Students and Alumni Respond to COVID-19

June 18: Update from the President

Voices from Inside

David Cowan on Reentry Support During COVID-19

March 29: Update from the President on COVID-19

March 17: Update from the President on COVID-19