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Apply to Teach a Class at Cook County Jail

Created: May 28, 2019

The Northwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP) is a partnership between Northwestern University and the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide a high-quality liberal arts education to incarcerated students in the state of Illinois.

Through NPEP, advanced graduate students at Northwestern can offer "mini-courses" at the Cook County Jail. The classes typically run for 4 to 6 weeks, and are meant to be introductory, skills-building classes. They can be in any discipline; NPEP has previously offered courses in sociology, philosophy, theater, biology, and poetry.

If you are interested in teaching or co-teaching a class at the Cook County Jail this summer or fall, please email Magda Boutros for more information. 

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