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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

NPEP graduate James Soto celebrates after receiving his degree. Wednesday’s graduating cohort marked the first time incarcerated students have received bachelor’s degrees from a top 10 university.

Northwestern Prison Education Program celebrates inaugural commencement

November 16, 2023

William Peeples spent 13 years on death row before having his sentence commuted in 2003 to life without parole. Since joining the Northwestern Prison Education Program, Peeples has had the chance to study...

NPEP hosted a panel on reentry for formerly incarcerated people on Wednesday.

NPEP hosts panel on rehabilitation and reentry for incarcerated people

November 2, 2023

The Northwestern Prison Education Program hosted a panel called “Community Response to Reentry and Recidivism” in Swift Hall Wednesday night.   The five panelists — some of whom were previously...

NPEP is the only bachelor’s degree program for incarcerated students offered by a top 10 university in the U.S.

Author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates named commencement speaker for inaugural NPEP class

October 24, 2023

Author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates will address the first class of incarcerated students in the United States to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from a top 10 university. The Northwestern Prison...

A large white building, surrounded by trees and with steps leading up to it.

Panelists speak on incarcerated women’s experiences at Undergraduate Prison Education Partnership event

February 1, 2023

Content warning: This article contains mentions of sexual violence. Undergraduate Prison Education Partnership, the undergraduate wing of Northwestern Prison Education Program, hosted two panelists...

Northwestern Prison Education Program Director Jennifer Lackey meets with students at Logan Correctional Facility in a circle.

Northwestern Prison Education Program establishes bachelor’s program to advance education for the incarcerated

May 22, 2022

General Studies student Broderick Hollins first learned about Northwestern and Oakton Community College’s opportunities for incarcerated degree-seekers from a memo board in the Danville Correctional...

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