Prison Education Awareness Club (PEAC) at Arizona State University

"Prison Education is a means of rehabilitating and re-directing. If you release someone with the same skills with which she came in, she’s going to get involved in the same activities as she did before.” –Marymount Bedford Hills Program student

What is PEAC?

We are a student organization at Arizona State University that raises awareness about prison reform. PEAC also focuses on prison education. This group consists of undergrad and grad students with various interests but one common thought--education is the best solution. 
Why prison education?

The higher the degree, the lower the recidivism (returning to prison). Many in prison don't pass 8th grade literacy tests. Education begets reform and possibilities. It allows for choice. With sufficient education, almost all choose not to return to prison, which benefits the taxpayers, society, and most importantly the inmates and families involved.