EJP offers upper-division courses at Danville Correctional Center to eligible incarcerated individuals. Most courses meet weekly for a three-hour class. The day and time of classes changes each semester, according to instructors’ schedules and room availability.

Students earn University of Illinois credit, which can be applied towards certificates or, upon release, to bachelor’s degree programs. We do not currently offer a degree at Danville, but hope to in the future.

EJP classes are limited to 15 students to ensure a high-quality learning environment. Because they are three hours long, they tend to resemble graduate seminars more than typical undergraduate lecture classes. The range of courses that EJP has offered to date reflects the diversity of EJP students’ interests. Our instructors have come from Anthropology, Business Management, Linguistics, Biology, Curriculum and Instruction, Aeronautic Engineering, Writing Studies, Landscape Architecture, History, and more.

Please contact Ellen Ritter, EJP’s Academic Director, with queries about our for-credit courses.

Interested in Getting Involved?

We will soon have an opening for a full-time Assistant Academic Director. Check back for more information. We also accept applications for for-credit instructors twice each year.