Communications | Advocacy / Policy

Turn On The TAP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021 CONTACT Tim Ward tward@collegeandcommunity.org 304-654-6397 ADVOCATES CALL ON NEW YORK STATE TO RESTORE TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR INCARCERATED STUDENTS AFTER PELL VICTORY IN CONGRESS ALBANY, N.Y. - Following the Federal Government’s reinstatement of Pell Grant access to incarcerated people, New York’s Turn on the TAP campaign is… Read More 

Communications | Advocacy / Policy

On the win, at last

Dear Friend, Last night the President, at last, signed the omnibus spending and COVID relief bill into law. The insidious provision of the ’94 Crime Bill — that revoked modest student aid from incarcerated people and eviscerated college-in-prison instantly — has been reversed. Since the ‘94… Read More 

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News | Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison

Opinion: Unlocking the Potential of Prison Education

Tanya Erzen, founder and former executive director of Freedom Education Project Puget Sound, a partner in BPI's Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison, warns that in-person learning can't be replaced with tablets in prison. This article, reproduced here, first appeared in Inside Higher… Read More 

News | Alumni Advocacy

The Bard Prison Initiative: Education, Incarceration, and Public Health

In  January 2020, BPI faculty and alumni Robert E. Fullilove EdD, Anibal Cortes MPH '08, Richard Gamarra MPH '14, and Hancy Maxis BA '15  jointly authored an article in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) describing the value of college in prison and… Read More 

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News | College Behind Bars

PBS chronicles 12 [incarcerated students] who value education in ‘College Behind Bars’

BPI alumni Jule Hall and Salih Israil, who are featured in College Behind Bars, spoke with Patrice Gaines along with the film’s director, Lynn Novick. This article, reproduced below, first appeared in NBC News.   The film fills the screen with stories about human transformation as… Read More 

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