Respect Reduces Recidivism


College Guild provides free correspondence courses that connect incarcerated people across the United States with a community beyond prison walls, fostering mutual respect through a shared passion for learning.

"College Guild didn't just change my life, it saved it."

By respecting each student as a thoughtful human being, College Guild plays a critical role in reducing recidivism.  


We provide free classes, as well as community and enrichment for incarcerated people. Through education, we support our students in their journey to discover the best in themselves. Our courses are designed to be thought-provoking and fun while encouraging objectivity and creativity. They relieve the boredom of prison life with an opportunity to spend time constructively.

College Guild is not affiliated with any religious or political group. People of all identities and sentences are welcome to enroll. For many inmates, our courses are the only contact they have beyond the prison walls.

"It seems Beyond you, no one cares"

College Guild offers unique, remote volunteer opportunities for people of all ages who want to support accessible and inclusive prison education. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering, enrolling a loved one, or other ways to support College Guild, 

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Painting by College Guild student

Student artwork, 2018