News | Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison

Boston College Establishes Prison Education Program

The Boston College Prison Education Program (BCPEP) recently launched and joined the Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison. With the support of BPI and friends of the University, BCPEP has launched a college-in-prison program within MCI-Shirley. The first cohort was admitted in summer… Read More 

News | Alumni Advocacy

Education Against the Odds

BPI alumnus Alex Hall ('17) authored an essay describing the societal and personal value of a rigorous liberal arts education in the series Education Against All Odds. The full essay, reproduced below, can also be found on David Bryne's Reasons to be Cheerful website here.… Read More 

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News | Advocacy / Policy

Reversing the Tide

Ellen Condliffe Lagemann is the author of Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison (The New Press, 2016), from which this article contains excerpts. She was formerly the Levy Institute Research Professor at Bard College and a Distinguished Fellow at the Bard Prison… Read More