How does it work?

1. APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Anyone can apply (all faith backgrounds are welcome)

  • Participation is voluntary

  • GED required

  • A lengthy application is filled out with several
    essay questions, and background history

  • Trinity International University and WIEA inquire regarding any safety or disciplinary concerns

  • Face-to-face interview that sets high expectations

  • Acceptance is announced

2. PREPARATION

  • Pre-program curriculum to prepare for college curriculum

  • The pre-program curriculum includes a list of books to read and papers to write

  • Summer time frame

3. CLASS WORK

  • Adjunct professors are provided by Trinity International University

  • Class goes from morning til dinner, five days a week, 8 hours per day

  • 15 credits per term, three terms per year
    Summer internship program

  • Inmates will need to willingly go back into maximum security (where classes are held) in order to participate

  • Observable spiritual, mental and emotional transformation happens in students

4. GRADUATION AND FIELD MENTORS

  • Graduates receive an accredited degree

  • After graduation inmates become Field Mentors

  • Field Mentors are inmates who graduate from the program who counsel, educate, and mentor other inmates

  • They live with and connect with other inmates – peer-to-peer — within the prison environment

  • They often have credibility with the most influential inmates (gatekeepers), because they are influential gatekeepers in the prison and in their communities

  • Research has shown that these Field Mentors are catalysts for personal transformation and reduction in violence

  • Field Mentors function as peacemakers

5. ADDING MORE STUDENTS

  • 25 students will be added each year

  • In 2-3 years we plan to increase the size of our classroom facilities

Mission

Wisconsin Inmate Educational Association exists to bring peace, forgiveness and reconciliation to prison inmates (and their families) in the State of Wisconsin.

Contact

info@wisinmateedu.org
414-600-9432

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 684
Brookfield, WI 53008

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