Despite the challenges of being incarcerated, many of our brothers and sisters behind bars are using their time to learn and grow in their faith thanks to an online prison tablet education program, which is now in 100+ prisons across the nation thanks to a partnership between CDU and the Edovo Corporation. Enrollments in free digital courses created by CDU and offered on tablets provided by the Edovo Corporation grew 110% in 2020 to 345,000 free lessons taken.
CDU offers 30 courses in English, seven in Spanish, and three certificates programs to the incarcerated through the Edovo tablets. New courses to keep incarcerated students engaged and growing in faith will continue to be developed. Since many prisons do not have Catholic chaplains, CDU is developing online certificate programs to form faithful leaders behind prison walls to support this ever-growing, isolated population.