Fun Facts

We Believe

– Healthy communities do not need prisons. Education is a cornerstone of healthy communities.

– Blackness, poverty, migration status, gender non-conformity, queerness, disability, and addiction are NOT crimes.

– The routes to higher education should be forged through compassion, collective practice, and community engagement.

Higher education is a practice of personal
transformation and civic responsibility.

Recent News

October 6, 2022

Dr. Terrance Hinton, PhD, Faculty Lecturer in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the Department of Sociology, as well as an…

September 15, 2022

One of OPEEP's Program Coordinators, Babette Cieskowski, was recently named a Finalist for the 2021 Pamet River Prize! The Pamet River Prize is an annual, nomination-based contest open to first or…

July 22, 2022

A recent College of Arts and Sciences Daily Post article titled "Ohio Prison Education Exchange Project challenges misconceptions, builds pathways" focuses on the work being done by OPEEP…

March 16, 2022
Outreach and Engagement

The Community Partnership Award recognizes a partnership that produces positive impact in the community and at Ohio State. OPEEP will receive $1000 toward its budget to…

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Program Coordinator
Associate Professor
Ivo Herzog
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