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 

Profile | Alumni News

Alumni Voices: From BPI to MBA – A Bard Graduate Degree First

In May Stacy Burnett became the first BPI alum to earn a Bard graduate degree. In this quarter’s newsletter to BPI students inside, Stacy described her educational journey. It is replicated here.   I earned my first degree—an MBA in Sustainability—in May 2023 from Bard's Graduate Programs… Read More 

Profile | College

Commitment to Access: A Conversation about the Unconventional and College-in-Prison

This conversation between BPI alumnus Elías Beltrán ‘17 and Megan Callaghan, the program’s Dean, touches upon Elías’s upcoming transition to BPI faculty, the necessity of reframing college-in-prison, and the power and impact of creating educational opportunities for those who struggle to be recognized as… Read More 

Ramiro Gual headshot.
Global Fellow Research | Global Initiatives

Building citizenship: University-in-prison programs in Argentina

In 2022, BPI launched the BPI Global Research Fellowship. Below is a summary of research conducted by the inaugural BPI Global Research Fellow, Ramiro Gual. Much of these ideas were later published in the European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies in 2023.   In… Read More 

Jobs | Global Initiatives

We Are Hiring a Global Research Fellow

The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) seeks applicants for the second annual BPI Global Research Fellow for the study of education in prison. The twelve-month Fellowship begins September 2023 and this year is designed to support a writer or journalist who can tell powerful stories… Read More 

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