Greetings Associates and Friends of PrisonEd! Below is a summary year-end report of activities for 2014.
We are gearing up for significant expansion in 2015 including additional courses such as:
- Write Your Own History
- Personal Finance
- and others
We are looking for people who are interested in assisting with courses and providing administrative assistance.
We thank you for your interest, participation, and support. We wish you a magnificent 2015!
PrisonEd Directors – Don Wright, John Kimball, Vilja Johnson
PrisonEd Summary Report December 31, 2014
Inmates Enrolled by Month
Participation By Facility
|Gunnison||10 (significant expansion underway)|
|Washington County (Purgatory)||13|
|San Juan County||18|
Courses & Number of Students Enrolled
(totals more than 101 due to some students taking multiple courses)
|50||Freedom Behind Bars (beginning course for most)|
|22||Completers – Freedom Behind Bars|
|9||Additional Reading of Mentors Part 2 (Read 2 additional books of the mentors)|
|4||Completers of Part 2|
|Great Courses||DVD College Professors (at Daggett Co. Jail)|
|4||Theory of Evolution|
|9||Getting a Job & Keeping It – Part 1|
|4||Completers of Part 1|
|2||Getting a Job & Keeping It Part 2|
|2||Completers of Part 2|
|12||Everyday Math for Life & Business|
|2||Introduction to Algebra|
|12||College & Professional Success|
|140||TOTAL SLOTS FILLED|
- Enrollees include 14 female students.
- To date, we have received assignments back from 65% of students registered in various courses.
3 Student Comments:
“I am 35 years old, been in prison 10 times – state and federal, come from good parents. Your course has really given me that push to realize that I can turn all this into something positive and helpful to others even though it has started through greed, addiction and selfishness on my part.”
“I’ve been incarcerated for 11 years come July 10th. Over the last 4 months I’ve been struggling to hang on to hope, hope of freedom, or hope of a higher quality of life for myself, and those around me. You and your associates have given me back hope, and a renewed belief in the good of the human race. “
“You are great for trying to help the way you do. Most people despise “inmate criminals,” and you see us as human beings with potential for good, who have value and deserve love and help. I love you for that. It is a rare quality to not look down on such as us.”