Communications | Press Releases

Press Release: BARD PRISON INITIATIVE RECEIVES $4.5M IN CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED FUNDING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Funding will expand college-in-prisons in 7 prisons, as well as reentry and alumni programs across New York.  ANNANDALE-ON-HUSON, NY — Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) today announced that the organization is receiving $4.5 million in congressionally direct funding to help deepen Bard’s college-in-prison work across… Read More 

Global Fellow Research | Global Initiatives

Announcing BPI’s 2024 Global Research Fellow: Josefina Salomon

We are proud to announce Josefina Salomón as the next BPI Global Research Fellow for 2024. Josefina is an Argentine-British journalist, editor and researcher. Over the last two decades, she has lived and traveled extensively across Latin America documenting human rights, organized crime, and security… Read More 

A photo of Ramiro Gual giving a presentation
Global Fellow Research | Global Initiatives

Ramiro Gual Completes BPI’s Inaugural Global Research Fellowship

In 2022, BPI expanded its programmatic support for the first time internationally, launching a Global Research Fellowship and Virtual Lecture Series, partnering with Incarceration Nations Network, regranting funding to 13 grants going out to new, existing, and prospective programs outside of the United States,… Read More 

Communications | Communications

The New York Times: Letter to the Editor, Re: “An Educational Revolution Is Beginning Behind Bars”

To the Editor: Re “An Educational Revolution Is Beginning Behind Bars,” by Max Kenner (Opinion guest essay, Nov. 18): Mr. Kenner’s essay should prompt a dialogue about the many ways to reduce crime. I was a high school dropout with no prospects other than selling and using… Read More 

Profile | College Behind Bars

College Behind Bars Making an Impact on the Field of College in Prison

When College Behind Bars premiered four years ago on PBS and later moved to Netflix, it served as an introduction for many people to learn about college-in-prison. Since the film’s airing, there have been many policy wins for the field of college education in… Read More 

Communications | Press Releases

Press Release: BARD PRISON INITIATIVE ACCEPTS TRANSFER STUDENTS AND EXPANDS AS TWO COLLEGES CLOSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   BARD PRISON INITIATIVE ACCEPTS  TRANSFER STUDENTS AND EXPANDS AS TWO COLLEGES CLOSE   ANNANDALE-ON-HUSON, NY — This summer and fall, in response to two coinciding college-in-prison program closures, the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) at Bard College has undertaken an unprecedented transfer and enrollment project… Read More 

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