World Possible Justice
Technology Solutions for Higher Education and Digital Literacy in Corrections
Finding the Tech Sweet Spot
Since 2014, World Possible has helped state agencies, colleges, and nonprofits deploy technology inside correctional facilities safely and effectively.
Best practices around this include building a student network (intranet), which can be as small as a single room or as large as a statewide network, to host educational content for students and transfer content between students and teachers. Not everyone is comfortable starting here though.
We work in small steps, consulting and providing some hardware to DOCs and jails, colleges, and NGOs.
Our work can start at any of the below and continue to progress into more complicated and effective tools as desired:
Preloaded content-rich secured offline laptops
Offline laptops with content transfer between student and teacher via secure USB
Offline laptops with content transfer via a centralized "networked" (offline) server with LMS
Remote teacher access to students' offline server
Creation of allowlist policies, user accounts, and reporting summaries of limited online access
Case Study: Washington State DCYF
Though our offline servers have been deployed in over 400 jails and prisons across the country, our most hands-on deployment has been with Washington State DCYF.
In 2019, DCYF engaged World Possible to draft and implement a secure technology plan for higher education inside their secure and community facilities. In 2023, over 200 students were involved in post-secondary education using our offline and hybrid offline solutions. DCYF allowed us to interview key constituents, including state admin staff, state IT staff, college staff, living unit staff, and students. Those full interviews are here:
Lisa McAllister, DCYF
Office Chief for ReEntry
Lyz Grant, Centralia College
Dean of Corrections Education
Dan Cahill, DCYF
Senior Manager, IT Operations
Andre R, Student
Lisa Spitzer, Centralia College
Joe Burr, Centralia College
ENG Comp Professor, Advisor
Brian White, Green Hill
Ronald E, Student
Brian Christman, DCYF
Network Admin and Design
Gerdon Jones, DCYF
Post-Secondary Education Admin
Paige Baldwin, Green Hill
Program Manager, ReEntry
Guillermo P, Student
Technical Support for Existing Deployments
Please find your state in the menu bar above for support resources specific to your State's deployment.
There are 3 ways to get started with World Possible Justice
1. Purchase Securebook laptops with our content-rich Endless OS installed (World Possible consults with Endless Foundation to create Endless OS for Corrections
2. Purchase our RACHEL servers which create a small offline network and shared access to offline copies of educational materials
3. Reach out to us to design a more robust deployment around hybrid offline learning management and content management solutions - email@example.com
About us - a non-profit born from corrections
In 2015, Frank Martin was nearing the end of his 20 years time working in Corrections as the Education Administrator for the Oregon Youth Authority (“OYA”). Frank was faced with educating a youth population that stretched up to 25 years old, meaning Frank needed solutions for all levels of education from k-12 to college. Operating with limited budgets, overburdened staff, and sometimes challenging students, Frank knew technology could help solve his problems. Frank’s mission was how to implement technology solutions securely, at a low-cost, and across remote locations with limited IT support, while staying true to the educational goals he had for his students.
While searching out this solution, Frank found World Possible, a nonprofit organization connecting offline learners to the World’s knowledge with operations around the globe focused on delivering free digital “Open Educational Resources” to offline communities. World Possible’s free suite of offline resources were the answer Frank was looking for. After deploying World Possible’s RACHEL througout OYA in 2016, World Possible received a grant for his work (Huffington Post Article), and Frank officially joined the World Possible team to lead the development of a suite education technology solutions suited for Corrections.
Today, World Possible Justice provides not only the technology, but also the guidance to develop the appropriate policy, process and procedure to education technology in Corrections. We are proud to work with you to help deploy meaningful educational opportunities whether your jurisdictions is starting from nothing or looking to take back control of education from a commercial provider. Our layering approach to technology helps organize solutions from easiest to implement (or advocate for internally) to more challenging, however any combination of layers can be used in any sequence.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information on the project