Academic Institution Type refers to the college/university affiliated with the in-prison program (e.g., enrolls students, confers credits/credentials, awards financial aid).
Facility refers to the larger institution (prison, jail, detention center, juvenile facility) in which higher education programming was provided and not subsets within the facility (e.g, different housing units or “camps”).
Because most U.S. prisons segregate people on binary sex assigned at birth, this directory only includes ‘men’ and ‘women’ designated facilities. Programs working in a facility in which the designated sex is exclusively trans*, transgender, gender non-conforming, and/or non-binary individuals, either used “other” or provided a description in the comment box on the national survey.
National Directory of Higher Education in Prison Programs. (2020, January). Alliance for Higher Education in Prison. Retrieved from https://www.higheredinprison.org/national-directory