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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 1 (2019) Special Issue 2019: Critical reflections on Higher Education in Prison
Editorial: Critical Reflections on Higher Education in Prison
Helen Nichols Dr, Suzanne Young Dr, and Cormac Behan Dr.
Transformative Learning through University and Prison Partnerships: Reflections from ‘Learning Together’ Pedagogical Practice
Natalie Gray Ms, Jennifer R. Ward Dr., and Jenny Fogarty Ms
Learning Together: Localism, Collaboration and Reflexivity in the Development of Prison and University Learning Communities
Amy Ludlow, Ruth Armstrong, and Lorana Bartels
"People Like Me Don’t Belong in Places Like This." Creating and Developing a Community of Learners beyond the Prison Gates
Helena J. Gosling Dr and Lawrence Burke
Turning Gender Inside-Out: Delivering Higher Education in Women’s Carceral Spaces
Giulia Federica Zampini, Linnéa Anna Margareta Österman, Camille May Stengel, and Morwenna Bennallick
"There’s More That Binds Us Together Than Separates Us": Exploring the Role of Prison-University Partnerships in Promoting Democratic Dialogue, Transformative Learning Opportunities and Social Citizenship
Anne B. O'Grady Dr and Paul Hamilton Dr.
Learning Desistance Together
Emily Turner Dr, Rose Broad Dr, Caroline Miles Dr, and Shadd Maruna Professor
Needed Specialists for a Challenging Task: Formerly Incarcerated Leaders’ Essential Role in Postsecondary Programs in Prison
Samuel Arroyo EdD, Jorge Diaz, and Lila McDowell PhD
Special Issue Editors
- Lead Editor
- Dr. Cormac Behan
- Guest Editors
- Dr. Helen Nichols
- Dr. Suzanne Young