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Get Involved

The Institute for Prison Teaching and Outreach allows students at The College of New Jersey to become involved in a number of aspects of our programming. We encourage active involvement as a means to both enhance the program itself and to provide a powerful and rare learning experience for the students. If you are interested in getting involved, please email for more information.

Tutoring and Academic Enrichment

You are invited to serve as a volunteer tutor at Jones Farm Correctional Facility working one-on-one with inmates  to assist them with securing their GED or improving literacy.

Come learn more at an orientation session in Social Science 230!

Tuesday, October 6 at 12:30

Wednesday, October 7 at 11:00

Friday, October 9 at 12:30

To apply, visit the Tutoring and Academic Enrichment to download the volunteer application and submit your schedule requests.

College in Prison

College credit-bearing courses are taught inside the prison by TCNJ faculty.  Approximately half of the students in these classes are from TCNJ; the rest of the class is made up of incarcerated students. While the courses highlight a wide array of disciplines, each draws upon the unique perspectives that can be offered by different demographics represented in the student body.

If you are interested in teaching a course or being a teaching assistant, please email with your course ideas and your teaching background.

Student Fellowship Program

Each semester, students are invited to apply to serve as Student Fellows, assisting in a variety of capacities to help support the Institute’s mission and programming. Click here for more information on the program.