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Prisons and Mental Health: What is the Relation?

By: Sam Kantor  An incarcerated student’s artwork. FPEP students report improvements in their mental health after engagement in a course. When it comes to prison reform, mental health is often neglected. During the 1970s, the War on Drugs began, which mandated harsh sentences for any drug related activity, regardless of drug amount or first offence.Continue reading “Prisons and Mental Health: What is the Relation?”


The Benefits of Higher Education in Prison

You might not be fully aware of all of the reasons to support higher ed for the incarcerated. If you decide to talk to a friend or family member about FPEP, it’s important to be able to articulate why the project is important and necessary. We have compiled a list of a few talking points to get you started.

Careers for Returning Citizens

By Sarah Hubert If you or a loved one is preparing to re-enter the workforce, it is common for a wide variety of questions and fears to present themselves. We have assembled a list of jobs that have a good chance of hiring ex-offenders. This list is by no means comprehensive; if you are interestedContinue reading “Careers for Returning Citizens”

About FPEP

Founded in 2017, FPEP is an initiative of the University of Central Florida that seeks to offer a high-quality undergraduate education to people who are incarcerated in Central Florida. Mass incarceration is among the most crucial issues of our time. Although the United States comprises only 5% of the world’s population, we house more thanContinue reading “About FPEP”

10 Things You Can Do to Help Prison Reform

By Sarah Hubert It’s easier to get involved than you think. The most frequent questions we receive at FPEP are about how to get more involved and what you can do to help. We understand how difficult fighting for a cause can seem. There are many problems; it’s hard to know where to begin. However,Continue reading “10 Things You Can Do to Help Prison Reform”