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Students' books and papers in the classroom

Historic Agreement Reached Allowing Laptop Use by Students

COVID-19 Relief Efforts Expand to Additional Prisons

Staff Spotlight: Jen Juras

Showtime for Former Student Aaron Taylor

Seeking Writing and Math Instructors for Fall

July 26, 2021

Many thanks to those who have applied to teach with Mount Tamalpais College for our first term back to in-person classes! We are in the process of placing faculty, and […]

Assemblymember Marc Levine speaks with Jody Lewen, President of Mount Tamalpais College

July 19, 2021

We’re pleased to share this conversation between Assemblymember Marc Levine and MTC President Jody Lewen, in honor of the Assemblymember’s selection of Mount Tamalpais College as a 2021 Nonprofit of […]

How I Convinced My Incarcerated Peers to Make Language a Priority

April 19, 2021

Rahsaan Thomas, an imprisoned journalist, has long fought to change the way outside media describe people in prison. One of his toughest crowds? His fellow reporters. I once read an […]

President Jody Lewen Honored by James Irvine Foundation

April 19, 2021

President Jody Lewen was recently honored by the James Irvine Foundation for Mount Tamalpais College’s COVID-19 relief efforts in California prisons. The Foundation applauded Mount Tamalpais College’s work to deliver […]

MTC IN THE NEWS
Prison Educational Programs Shuttered By COVID-19 Pandemic Have Big Benefits

CBS SF Bay Area
March 12, 2021


Mount Tamalpais College Shows Appreciation to LAC Staff

Inside CDCR
February 24, 2021


Incarcerated Californians Can Soon Get Federal Aid For College. But Students Beware.

LAist
January 11, 2021


As COVID Surges Behind Bars in California, Why Is San Quentin Transferring Hundreds of Prisoners?

DemocracyNow!
December 15, 2020


Even in a Pandemic, San Quentin Must Restore Rehabilitation Programs

San Francisco Chronicle
December 14, 2020


Released from San Quentin, Rebuilding Their Lives

KQED
August 29, 2020


'I’m being treated like I'm not a person': Fear and Disease Inside San Quentin

San Francisco Chronicle
July 30, 2020


Coronavirus Canceled San Quentin Prison’s Rehabilitation Programs, Closing a Bridge to the Outside World

San Francisco Chronicle
July 25, 2020


How Can You Help People in Prison Right Now?

KQED
May 6, 2020


Can College Programs in Prison Survive COVID-19?

The Marshall Project
May 4, 2020


From Incarceration to Graduation

The California State University System
April 17, 2020


Investing in Inmate Education Can Reduce Repeat Crime

Comstock's Magazine
February 3, 2020


Finding Home After Leaving Prison

Great Big Story
January 16, 2020


At BAMPFA, 'The San Quentin Project' Rewrites the History of Prison Imagery

KQED
September 3, 2019


The Judge and Jury Agreed I Didn't Kill Anyone. So Why Did I Just Serve 16 Years for Murder?

New York Times
July 22, 2019


2,000 Leaked Photos Show the Cruelty of an Alabama Prison. Should They Be Published?

Mother Jones
April 19, 2019


Education is Changing Lives at California’s San Quentin Prison

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Talents
October 18, 2018


Restore the Vote

Crooked Media
October 17, 2018


The Frederick Douglass 200

The Guardian
September 20, 2018


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Aids Programs

San Quentin News
July 25, 2018


How to Find Truth in Today's Partisan World

UC Santa Cruz
June 18, 2018


The Dignity of Education in Prison

HuffPost
May 4, 2017


Prison University Project wins National Humanities Medal

University of California
September 21, 2016


Why Aren't There More Higher Ed Programs Behind Bars?

NPR
September 7, 2015


Expanding Minds Behind Bars

KALW
May 4, 2015


Crime Pays

This American Life
April 24, 2015


San Quentin’s Prison University Gives Inmates Freedom to Learn

SFGate
December 27, 2014


Prison.edu: On the Most Effective, Underfunded College System in the US

Los Angeles Review of Books
September 14, 2012


Learning and Trust on the Road to College Readiness at San Quentin

Big Ideas Fest
April 6, 2012

LATEST TWEETS

News: Today, ED is announcing new efforts to expand access to higher education in prison for justice-involved individuals. [🧵 1/6 ] https://blog.ed.gov/2021/07/new-efforts-to-increase-access-to-pell-grants-for-incarcerated-students/

"He's practicing out on the yard at San Quentin, and Pat and Antwan have voices from the yard swirling around the saxophone in the mix. It immediately conjures the place, and the talents and hopes of the guys in there." https://buff.ly/2OzPBxy (2/2)

This fall, I am co-teaching a course on Linguistics and Language to incarcerated people at Mount Tam College at San Quentin Prison. I am so honored!

We can't use any technology, so if you have any resources you can share, please do! The course will be socio-heavy. RTing helps 🙃

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