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The Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project (APAEP) is a national leader in providing quality educational opportunities for people incarcerated in Alabama prisons.


Educational programming in Alabama's prisons.

APAEP facilitates year-round educational opportunities to people living in Alabama’s correctional facilities. The program helps the adult prison population gain a quality education in the arts, humanities, and sciences. APAEP follows the premise that education contributes to the positive development of a person.

How it works.


Semester-length pre-college courses as well as credit earning courses are offered to incarcerated students


SPARKs lecture series offers weekly lectures given by faculty members in science, math, and engineering


Books Behind Bars works with 19 Alabama correctional facilities to build their library collections

classes offered
classroom hours
books donated

“In retrospect now, what I remember clearest about that first APAEP class I took is not the course material but, rather, the light which appeared in some of my classmates eyes in response to the camaraderie created in the group or as they accomplished something meaningful for the first time in their lives. For some, the light continued to shine even after the course was complete.”

Where can you find us?

Our programs are taught in the following Alabama state prisons and correctional facilities.

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Meet our partners.