Center for Prison Education: Fall Book Drive

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+-*Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education created an Amazon Wish List for the books their students will need for the upcoming semester. So far they have received over 150 book donations!  Here is a brief history of the Center for Prison Education: In the fall of 2009, the Center enrolled an inaugural class of 19 men at Cheshire Correctional Institution, a maximum-security facility. Another 54 men have since been admitted and an additional 50 engaged in college prep workshops. In the spring of 2013, the Center expanded to York C.I., the only state women’s facility in Connecticut, admitting an inaugural cohort of 19 women. Students are admitted after a rigorous admissions process. Over 90 women applied to be in the inaugural class at York, while nearly 300 men have applied over the past five years. Over the past six academic years, the Center has offered nearly 50 classes in subjects ranging from sociology to biology, political theory to…