Cornell Prison Reform and Education Project has two main project teams and a weekly volunteer-based project, all run by managers.
Learn about the initiatives below!
SENTENCING ADVOCACY & REFORM TEAM
The Sentencing Advocacy and Reform team's major goals for the year are directly lobbying and petitioning key politicians involved in capital punishment cases and raising general awareness and political agency regarding the death penalty on campus. We are hosting an upcoming Krispy Kreme fundraiser to raise money for the Innocence Project.
PRISON EDUCATION TUTORING AND OUTREACH TEAM
PREP provides tutors for The College Initiative Upstate, which seeks to minimize the boundaries between incarceration, reentry, and higher education. This year, the Tutoring and Outreach Team plans is working to expand tutoring opportunities, such as The Petey Greene Program. In addition, the Team is working with Prisoner Express, an organization that sends books and education packets to incarcerated program participants, who in return send us artwork.