Saint Louis University

Prison Program

Degree Program

The Saint Louis University Prison Program offers an Associates of Arts degree to members of the ERDCC community through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Founded in 2007, the Prison Program initially offered a certificate in Theological Studies to fifteen men incarcerated at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Corrections Center (ERDCC) in Bonne Terre, MO. The first certificate class graduated in 2010.  A grant from the Hearst Foundation in 2010 enabled the Prison Program to offer an Associate of Arts degree to incarcerated persons and prison staff.  Students study aspects of society and culture; improve comprehension, speaking, and writing skills; think critically about their future; and develop competencies enabling incarcerated persons to reenter society with prospects for positive experiences, and staff to advance in their careers.

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Prison Program staff can be reached at prisonprogram@slu.edu.

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