Notre Dame Programs for Education in Prison

Transformation Through Learning

Notre Dame is committed to bringing a world-class liberal arts education to eligible incarcerated individuals in Indiana. This is accomplished through a network of programs and in collaboration with other institutions across the state.

Notre Dame Programs for Education in Prison (NDPEP)  is a university initiative comprised of multiple ND units  which provides strategic, administrative, programmatic and financial support to various higher education efforts within Indiana prisons. Its overall objective is to work with higher education partners to provide high quality, credit-bearing college courses that lead to undergraduate liberal arts degrees in the state prison environment. In addition, NDPEP will expand, deepen, evaluate the transformative impacts of prison education efforts, provide career development and other re-entry support for students, and create avenues for faculty research on incarceration.