Emily Guenther: Earning College Credit in Prison

Emily Guenther gives a presentation about the Credit-bearing First Year of College Program at Newton Correctional Facility in Newton, IA. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.


 

Emily Guenther, Grinnell College, Liberal Arts in Prison Program

Emily Guenther, Grinnell College, Liberal Arts in Prison Program

Emily Guenther has directed the Liberal Arts in Prison Program at Grinnell College for the last six years. Hailing from small-town Wisconsin, she first came to Iowa in 2003 to attend Grinnell College.

She volunteered at the Newton Correctional Facility while she was a Grinnell student, and after she graduated, she became the first full-time staff person for the Liberal Arts in Prison Program.

Over the last six years, she has developed a college program at the Newton Correctional Facility where incarcerated men can earn a full year’s worth of Grinnell College credit. The courses are taught by Grinnell College faculty and are equivalent to courses Grinnell students take on Grinnell’s campus. [More…]

Learn more by visiting the
University of Iowa Prison Projects Symposium

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