Dr. Erzen believes that prison should be a place of departure and beginning. She passes her passion for education to those she encounters and instills a desire to apply learning to success.
Tanya Erzen is an Associate Professor of Religion at University of Puget Sound and the executive director of the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound, a college program inside the Washington Corrections Center for Women. In 2014, she received a Soros Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Foundation to finish a book about religious programs in American prisons. She is the author of the books Straight to Jesus, Fanpire, and co-editor of Zero Tolerance.
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Dr. Erzen believes that prison should be a place of departure and beginning. She passes her...