With support from Tisch College and the OVPR at Tufts, faculty members Hilary Binda, Carolyn Rubin, and Jill Weinberg, with student Nora Maetzener, completed a study with people who did college programming while in prison which provided the basis of TUPIT’s early program development and is now published in the Journal for Prison Education and Re-entry. Gaining the perspective of those with experience of incarceration and those with experience in programs like ours continues to be critical. All program assessment and development is done in collaboration with and through the leadership of people directly impacted by the carceral system.