Prison Education Summit

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Education, Rehabilitation, and Reentry:
All In for Prison Education at Penn State

March 29 and 30
Nittany Lion Inn

Purpose of the summit

Graduate student teaching a class to Department of Corrections students.

This summit will bring together representatives from leading prison education and reentry programs from around the country, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, government agencies, and state and local officials to develop a vision for the expansion Penn State’s Prison Education and Reentry Project. The summit will help Penn State set priorities for the next two years and devise a plan customized to the needs of Pennsylvania. Our hope is to build an alliance, foster collaboration, and drive innovation that can support the infrastructure necessary to sustain Penn State’s Prison Education and Reentry Program.

About the Restorative Justice Initiative

The initiative is made up of Penn State students, faculty, staff and community groups dedicated to restoring and empowering  individuals that are incarcerated through education and meaningful engagement in civic life.


You can find a list of presenters for the summit here:

Register for the conference

Registration is closed but if you have already registered and have questions about the summit, you can contact Brenda Martinez at .

Hotel information

Please contact the Nittany Lion Inn by visiting or by calling 814-865-8500 and using the group code PRIS19A

Conference Agenda and Session Descriptions

Click the following link for a detailed itinerary:

Overview of the schedule of events, which links to a detailed schedule of events