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Community Dialogs: With This Knowledge Screening and Discussion

Even in a Pandemic, San Quentin Must Restore Rehabilitation Programs

A Giving Tuesday Thank You From Mount Tamalpais College

Community Dialogs Event on December 1

October 14: Update from the President

Fall Program Update

September 21, 2020

Dear friends, I hope you are all safe and as well as can be in these strange and hard times. We are still unable to run our college inside the […]

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

July 23, 2020

As a working prison journalist, I wanted to keep my eyes and ears wide-open. I wanted to detail everything going on around me as COVID-19 raged out of control here. […]

Voices from Inside: Full Library

July 17, 2020

At the end of April, the Prison University Project distributed gift bags to all of the nearly 3,900 people incarcerated at San Quentin. Each one was packed in a gallon-sized […]

Commencement Address

July 5, 2020

We had to cancel commencement last month due to COVID-19, so we invited our graduates to draft their own commencement addresses. Below is Steve Brooks’s speech on the importance of […]

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

LAist
January 11, 2020


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

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