We believe in second chances.

Our nation’s prisons are full – full of potential. At The Prison Scholar Fund, we believe that incarcerated individuals deserve a second chance at a better life. That’s why we help incarcerated individuals get access to the education they need to transform their lives. 

We believe in second chances.

Our nation’s prisons are full – full of potential. At The Prison Scholar Fund, we believe that incarcerated individuals deserve a second chance at a better life. That’s why we help incarcerated individuals get access to the education they need to transform their lives. 

The Problem:

Mass Incarceration

With over two million people “behind bars,” the U.S. has the highest total prison population in the world.

The Solution:

Education

Those who receive correctional education are 43% less likely to return to prison than those who do not receive correctional education.

 What We Do

Our core program provides access to postsecondary distance education + mentoring and advising.

The Problem:

Mass Incarceration

With over two million people “behind bars,” the U.S. has the highest total prison population in the world.

The Solution:

Education

Those who receive correctional education are 43% less likely to return to prison than those who do not receive correctional education.

 What We Do

Our core program provides access to postsecondary distance education + mentoring and advising.

What’s New At PSF

We’re thrilled to partner with JLUSA through their Leading with Conviction (LwC) program.

JLUSA believes that the most challenging barrier to expansive, systemic overhaul of the criminal and juvenile justice systems in the US, is the absence of clear and consistent leadership by those who have been directly affected by decades of harmful criminalization and incarceration policies.

Leading with Conviction (LwC) is a year-long, cohort-based advanced leadership training for formerly incarcerated, mid-senior level leaders with a specific and proven track record in advocacy and community organizing.

Invest in the future of people,
where everyone has a chance to grow.

Make a difference.

Private donors cover our operating costs so 100% of your donation will open access to education to those serious about changing their lives.

Changing Lives Since 2006

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success rate of scholars

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