EIO Coalition Materials:

Fact Sheets:

Education from the Inside Out Coalition Fact Sheet

College Admissions Fact Sheet

Pell Grant Fact Sheet

Tuition Assistance Fact Sheet

White Papers:

Unnecessary and Counterproductive: SUNY’s Criminal History Screening Policy White Paper

Stand Up, Speak Out


Ban the Box in Higher Education Student Organizing Toolkit


Education from the Inside Out Coalition Video

#HigherEd4All Campaign Video 2014


Language Matters

Higher Ed in Prisons: Before and After Pell


Boxed Out : Criminal History Screening and College Application Attrition

Turn on the TAP: How Returning Access to Tuition Assistance for Incarcerated People Improves the Health of New Yorkers



Other Resources:

Books & Articles

Michelle Alexander (2012) – The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Angela Davis (1998) – Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex

Ernest Drucker (2011) – A Plague of Prisons: The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America

Jonathan Kozol (2005) – Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

Joan Petersilia (2003) – When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry

Pager, (2009) – Marked: Race, Crime, and Finding Work in An Era of Mass Incarceration

Loic, Wacquant (2002) – From slavery to mass incarceration: Rethinking the ‘race question’ in the US

Western, Bruce (2006) – Punishment and Inequality in America

Commentary & News

Nick Anderson (2013) – Advocates push to renew Pell grants for prisoners, citing benefits of higher education

Vivian Nixon and Dallas Pell (2013) – The Need for Pathways of Opportunity for Convicted Individuals

Vivian Nixon (2013) – The Potential of Formerly Incarcerated Women — And Their Children.

Dallas Pell (August 2013) – The Decline of the Prison Population [Letter to the Editor]

Bruce Reilly (2013) – The Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People’s Movement IS the Carceral State

Gabriel Rivera-Torres (2014) – Higher Ed. in Prison is Smart Policy

Libby Sander (2013) – Students’ Prior Criminal Histories Don’t Predict Future Misconduct, Research Finds

The Seattle Times (2013) – Editorial: Lift state ban on higher-education funding for prison inmates

Aviva Tevah and Ray Tebout (2013) – Reversing the School to Prison Pipeline, Building College Pathways from Rikers Island.

Jean Trounstine (2013) – The Battle to Bring Back Pell Grants for Prisoners


Center for Community Alternatives (2010) – The Use of Criminal History Records in College Admissions Reconsidered

Correctional Association of New York (Jan 2009) – Education from the Inside, Out: The Multiple Benefits of College Programs in Prison

Michelle Fine, et al. (Sept 2001) – Changing Minds: The Impact of College in a Maximum Security Prison

Alexis Halkovic and Michelle Fine, et al. (Nov 2013) – Higher Education and Reentry: The Gifts They Bring

New York Reentry Education Network (2013) – Pathways of Possibility: Transforming Education’s Role in Reentry [Conference Report]

New York Reentry Education Network (2013) – Pathways of Possibility: Transforming Education’s Role in Reentry [VIDEO]

RAND Corporation (2013) – Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education: a Meta-Analysis of Programs that Provide Education to Incarcerated Adults.

Natalie Sokoloff and Anika Fontaine (2013) – Systemic Barriers to Higher Education: How Colleges Respond to Applicants with Criminal Records in Maryland

Natalie Sokoloff and Anika Fontaine (2014) – College Programs in Prison and Upon Reentry–A Review of the Literature

Utah Criminal Justice Center (July 2013) – Education and Vocation Programs for Adult Offenders: Technical Report

Infographics, Videos & Websites

Passport to the Future: Accessing Higher Education in an Era of Mass Incarceration [VIDEO]

Breaking the Prison Cycle Through Education (2013)

We Are All Criminals

Angela Davis: Abolition Democracy and Global Politics [VIDEO]

Jason Killinger: Education vs. Incarceration

The Sentencing Project: Interactive Map – State by State Prison and Jail Statistics

National Institute of Justice: Second Chance Act. What Have We Learned from Reentry Programs So Far? [VIDEO]