Education is a basic human right and a game-changer.
Higher education transforms lives by opening minds and creating opportunities. Unfortunately, too many people incarcerated in Illinois prisons do not have access to quality prison higher education programs.
The Freedom to Learn Campaign believes Illinois can do better.
Please explore this website to learn more about threats to higher educational programming in Illinois prisons, best practices in other states, and what you can do to protect incarcerated individuals’ freedom to learn and grow.
We advocate for the following:
Freedom to Pursue Higher Education While in Prison
Freedom from Transfer
Freedom from Censorship
Freedom to Continue Education Upon Release