The Christian Science Monitor interviewed John Dowdell, director of Gill Center Outreach, and featured comments from him in an article titled, "Should prisoners get a free college degree? Why opinions are shifting." Dowdell, who runs the correctional education program at AU, also serves as co-editor of The Journal of Correctional Education. AU's program is the oldest postsecondary correctional program in the U.S.
The article was picked up by a number of media, including Yahoo News.