Prison education is currently at the forefront of national conversations about criminal justice reform and access to higher education. Successful university partnerships in prison have proven their transformative value to students, educators, and institutions of higher learning by providing rigorous, high-quality educational opportunity to underserved students of great potential. The Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall seeks to expand upon existing Yale programming in correctional facilities by offering Yale College courses to incarcerated students in Connecticut.
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While the United States is becoming an increasingly diverse nation, this diversity is not necessarily reflected in our politics. Evidence suggests that minorities are less likely than white Americans to participate in politics as voters, campaign staffers, and politicians. When minorities do not get involved in politics, they lack a voice in shaping policy.