Thank you to everyone who attended IL-CHEP’s first conference! You can find more information about it below. We’ll be posting photos from the event soon.
The Convening on Higher Education in Illinois Prisons is a two-day conference hosted by IL-CHEP to provide a space for dialogue in support of higher education in prison in Illinois.
The goals of this convening are to:
- educate attendees on the status of higher education in Illinois prisons,
- share successful strategies and practices employed by existing programs across the state (and nation), and
- identify ways to support and grow individual programs and expand access to quality higher education to currently and formerly incarcerated people across Illinois.
Dates: Monday & Tuesday, October 28 & 29, 2019
Location: State House Inn, 101 E Adams St, Springfield, IL
Attendees: Current college-in-prison instructors and administrators, formerly incarcerated students and program alumni, currently enrolled incarcerated students in Illinois, individuals from institutions of higher education interested in bringing higher education into prisons, state legislators, and others in Illinois involved with prison programming, criminal justice, reentry, and allied concerns.
Registration: You can register here.
Room Reservations: Call the State House Inn directly at (217)528-5100.