JPER is currently seeking submissions for our upcoming special issue, "Critical Reflections on Philosophy, Education, and Prison Sociology." We welcome submissions related to these topics.

Please see our Call for Papers page for details.

The Journal of Prison Education and Reentry (JPER) is an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal for researchers and practitioners. Topics covered include but are not limited to sociology, criminology, adult education and literacy, instructional design, mental and behavioral health, and administration and policy as it relates to the context of prisoner education and subsequent reentry into the community beyond prison walls.

Current Issue: Volume 6, Number 2 (2019-2020)

Papers will be published on a rolling basis until the close of the issue.

Full Issue


Volume 6 #2 Full Issue
Kristina L. H. Lee


Research Papers


An Organizational Analysis of Foreign National Prisoners’ Participation Possibilities in Flanders (Belgium)
Dorien Brosens, Flore Croux, Bart Claes, Stijn Vandevelde, and Liesbeth De Donder


Assessing the Aspirations and Fears of Costa Rican Youth in Long-term Correctional Confinement
Theresa A. Ochoa, Yanúa Ovares Fernández, Ana Estrella Meza Rodríguez, and Claire de Mezerville López

Practitioner Papers