The Prison Mathematics Project (aka the PMP) is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on connecting incarcerated individuals to mentors in the outside world. To provide them coaching on their math studies and help integrate them with the wider math community.
Our organization was first conceptualized in early 2012 when a prisoner named Christopher Havens began studying mathematics for the very first time during his time in solitary confinement. A mix of isolation and the transformative powers of mathematics caused Christopher to undergo a steady chain of personal growth while igniting within him a passion for mathematics.
The PMP is the manifestation of Christopher’s vision to share the benefits of math mentorship with other incarcerated people.