AU Correctional Education Overview
Abstract: Ashland University offers the longest continuously operating post-secondary correctional education program in the United States. Established in 1964 at the Ohio State Reformatory, the AU offerings now serve over 1,000 incarcerated students annually with college curriculum. The programs are offered to both male and female adult offenders in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), and male and female juvenile offenders in the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS). A recent emphasis has been placed on the development and delivery of “online” courses for the correctional programs which do not require live internet access – something prohibited in the correctional environment.