Welcome to the BU Prison Education Program

At Boston University, we believe in the power of education to elevate, nurture, and transform. While all college students grow as they engage in new ways of thinking, the impact of education is especially evident within the prison system. Rigorous study gives prisoners the intellectual leverage and self-confidence they need to reform their view of themselves and leave prison better equipped to contribute positively to their families and communities. Postsecondary education is not the only way to change a life, alter a world view, improve a future, or enhance a community—but it is the way to which Boston University is committed.