Instructors Directory > Yale Prison Education Initiative
Yaleprisoneducationinitiative

Yale Prison Education Initiative
(203) 432-9286
www.yaleprisoneducationinitiative.org/

YPEI was officially founded at Dwight Hall in 2016 by Yale alumna Zelda Roland (BA '08 Ph.D. '16) and offered its first for-credit courses in the summer of 2018 at MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution and Manson Youth Institution. This marked the first time an incarcerated student anywhere had ever enrolled in real Yale College credits.

But YPEI followed on decades of Yale student and faculty volunteer work to support education access in prison, and to provide resources for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated citizens in our city and state, particularly through Dwight Hall, Yale's Center for Public Service and Social Justice, YPEI's home today.

Linkedin
James Jeter

Yale Prison Education Initiative
Founder of the Dwight Hall Civic Allyship Initiative
(203) 432-9286

Professional Bio.