PrisonEd provides free courses to inmates in Utah prisons and jails. We offer courses in English, math, personal finance, entrepreneurship, and more.
If you would like to invite a Utah inmate to participate with PrisonEd, here is some important information both you and they need to know.
To enroll, the inmate must write PrisonEd at the mailing address at the bottom of the page. The letter should include the following information:
Address (including facility, unit, and cell number)
A commitment to produce their own quality work and complete assignments in a timely manner
Any courses they would like to take, their level of interest in each course, and their background in that area
PrisonEd will respond quickly, and the student will be enrolled in our orientation course, Freedom Behind Bars. The book for this course and other course materials will be sent to them along with a detailed list of other courses we offer. A tutor will be assigned to help the student achieve success in this first course.
The inmate must obtain approval to participate in PrisonEd from the prison’s housing administrator and obtain a property contract for the book Freedom Behind Bars (which will be mailed directly from CreateSpace, the publisher).
All courses are provided free of charge. This includes full cost coverage for books and any materials used in the course, as well as tutoring costs for the courses. Students pay only for postage three to five times during each course.
At the completion of each course, inmates receive a Certificate of Completion. This certificate is not worth any college credit but is valuable when applying for parole, jobs, and further educational opportunities.
Learn more from our About Us and Frequently Asked Questions pages.