WOODBOURNE >> The Bard Prison Initiative celebrated its 14th commencement at Woodbourne Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison for men, on June 11, when 30 students were awarded associate in arts degrees. U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat of New York City, was the commencement speaker. Another… Read More
Do the Crime, Get a Degree. Should Prisons Offer College Courses to Convicted Felons?
This past Saturday, 53 inmates at Eastern Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, were awarded college diplomas as part o ... Read More
Bard Prison Initiative
January 26, 2015 Saturday, I had a very memorable experience. Last summer, on a visit to Eastern Correctional Institution up in Napanoch, I was introduced to prisoners who were enrolled in college – – yes, real college ! – – and was very impressed with the… Read More