If You Were In Prison, What Would You Want To Read This Summer?

One of our goals during Covidtime is to send learning materials and assignments to our Hope-Western Prison Education Program students at Muskegon Correctional Facility. We hope to maintain a learning community and develop habits of continuing intellectual engagement. Keeping in touch with these students in this way is especially important while we aren’t allowed to […]

Art on the Inside

There is more creative spirit and talent among incarcerated people than you might think. Check out the special exhibition of artworks by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated artists at MoMA PS1 in New York. Concluding April 4, the exhibition can be viewed virtually through the Bloomberg Connects app. Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration is […]

What’s Happening With The Prison Program?

It’s been a year since COVID forced us to end face-to-face instruction in Curtis Gruenler and Dennis Feaster’s Life Together: An Interdisciplinary Study of Community and Friendship course at Muskegon Correctional Facility. Since that time so much has happened, but quite a bit hasn’t happened as well. Many have asked us “What’s the latest with […]

Welcome

The Hope-Western Prison Education Program provides a Christian liberal arts education to incarcerated students at Muskegon Correctional Facility. HWPEP is a partnership between Hope College, Western Theological Seminary, and the Michigan Department of Corrections. The Hope-Western Prison Education Program Seeks To: Extend the Hope College and Western Theological Seminary missions to those living in incarcerated […]