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.

"I feel human again and not like some animal."

By respecting each of our students as thoughtful human beings, College Guild plays a critical role in reducing recidivism. We not only provide free classes but also community and enrichment for incarcerated people. Through education, we help our students discover the best in themselves. 

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

"I was told due to my age I don't need to learn anymore."

College Guild offers unique remote volunteering opportunities for people of all ages who want to support accessible and inclusive prison education.

Interested in providing feedback on student work or developing a new course? Want to learn more about our program for yourself or a loved one? Click the Get Involved button below to learn more or email us at

"It seems beyond you, no one cares."

Student artwork, 2018

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