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Should Prisons Offer Degree-Granting Courses to Convicted Felons?  An Influencial Conservative Voice Says Yes.

Should Prisons Offer Degree-Granting Courses to Convicted Felons?  An Influencial Conservative Voice Says Yes.
Archbishop of New York, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, attended the twelfth BPI Commencement ceremony on January 24.  Among the graduates were newly minted experts in advanced math, literature, and social studies. 

Timothy Cardinal Dolan Blogs About Attending BPI Commencement

Timothy Cardinal Dolan Blogs About Attending BPI Commencement
On January 24, BPI celebrated its twelfth commencement ceremony. Fifty three students received Bard degrees. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Catholic Archbishop of New York, received an honorary degree and delivered the commencement address. He wrote about the experience on his weblog.

10th Anniversary Film

A milestone was marked in 2011 as the Bard Prison Initiative celebrated its 10th year of providing meaningful higher education and opportunity to incarcerated men and women. To document a decade of student and alumni achievements in New York and through the national Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison, BPI produced a twelve-minute film, made by filmmaker Frank duPont.

Celebrating BPI's 11th Commencement

The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) held its 11th commencement at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility in Woodbourne, New York, on Saturday, May 31. BPI awarded associate in arts degrees to 36 students. The commencement speaker was Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, D–New York, who was honored with Bard College’s John Dewey Award for Distinguished Public Service.