Wesleyan Center for Prison Education Highlighted

The New Yorker magazine recently featured the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education, a program that offers inmates in Connecticut prisons the opportunity to take college courses taught by Wesleyan faculty, with assistance from Wesleyan students. The story describes a visit by filmmaker Eugene Jarecki to CPE students at Cheshire Correctional Institute. The centerpiece of Jarecki’s film, “The House I Live In,” are the reminisces of Nannie Jeter, Jareckie’s family’s housekeeper when he was growing up. Jeter’s grandson, James Jeter Jr., is a CPE student and had asked Jareckie to visit the prison program. Later, Jareckie screened his film at Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts.