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Planning for Your Release: A Guide for Incarcerated Veterans

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans has created a Guide for Incarcerated Veterans. Read more about the resources they recommend that Veterans seek post release.

Spring 2019 CDCR Face to Face Course Catalog

See the full range of face to face courses offered in California state prisons during the Spring 2019 semester.

Equity and Excellence in Practice

Equity and Excellence in Practice: A Guide for Higher Education in Prison by Tanya Erzen, Mary R. Gould, and Jody Lewen documents the key characteristics of high-quality prison higher education programs, and informs stakeholders in the field, including new and experienced practitioners seeking to achieve equity and excellence in their work, policy leaders, philanthropy, and others. This study is a joint project of the Prison University Project and the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison.

Textbook Reimbursement for Community Colleges Teaching in State Prisons Certification Form

AA 19-26 made $3 million available to community colleges to provide textbooks or digital course content to students in state prisons. This Certification Form must be completed in order to apply for reimbursement.

Textbook Reimbursement for Community Colleges Teaching in State Prisons

This memorandum provides information regarding available funds for colleges teaching students that are currently incarcerated in state prisons. A total of $3 million is available to colleges to provide textbooks or digital course content to students under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) who are enrolled in one or more California community college course.

Colleges Teaching in Prison Tackle Burnout

For educators working in our state prisons, the burnout risk is real. Faculty and staff from 14 California colleges kicked off a year-long Community of Practice on trauma-informed and resiliency-based care for their in-prison programs. Read the full update here.

Planning for Your Release: A Guide for Incarcerated Veterans

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans has created a Guide for Incarcerated Veterans. Read more about the resources they recommend that Veterans seek post release.

Guidebook for California Incarcerated Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has published a guidebook to assist incarcerated Veterans as they prepare for release from state or federal correctional facilities in California. Read more to learn what kind of resources Veterans may be eligible for upon re-entry into their communities. 

New “Excused Withdrawal” for Incarcerated Students: Revision to Title 5

The California Community College Chancellor’s office has issued a revision to Title 5 allowing colleges to assign an “EW” to incarcerated students who are involuntarily transferred or released early. Read more to learn how this revision can impact your students. 

Bakersfield College Inmate Scholars Program Fact Sheet

The Inmate Scholars Program at Bakersfield College created a Fact Sheet to report upon the services and courses that their program offers, demographics of students served, the level of success that their students have achieved so far.