BPI Press Clip The Wall Street Journal

Prison vs. Harvard: The Debate Rematch

The Bard Prison Initiative team has built an impressive record—and international reputation—since its unlikely 2015 victory By Corinne Ramey NAPANOCH, N.Y.—The Harvard College Debating Union wanted a rematch. The team had suffered a hard loss in 2015 to a group of talented debaters, drawing international attention. So… Read More 

BPI Press Clip Wall Street Journal

Three Prison Inmates Beat Harvard in a Debate. Here’s What Happened Next.

When inmates in a New York maximum-security prison beat Harvard in a debate four years ago, their victory made international headlines and highlighted the intellectual talent behind bars. Now, the three debaters who outsmarted the Ivy Leaguers have a new round of accomplishments. Two have found professional footing after… Read More 

BPI Press Clip CBS News

Prison debate team win against Harvard was gratifying

Inmates from the Bard Prison Initiative outsmarted the Harvard debate team at a New York state lockup last month. The Bard program has already handed out nearly 350 college degrees to prisoners. Program director Max Kenner spoke to CBS News. Gayle King reports. Read More 

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