BPI Press Clip Inside Higher Ed

College for Convicts

Could support for providing prisoners access to college-level courses be growing more widespread?  Read More 

BPI Press Clip The Sacramento Bee

America’s focus on punishment means injustice, inequality

From Oscar speeches to op-ed pages, our national conversation has finally focused on one of America’s most glaring affronts to democracy: our shameful record on mass incarceration. We imprison some 2 million people, more than any other country. In the name of justice, we have… Read More 

BPI Press Clip Timothy Cardinal Dolan

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 

BPI Press Clip Timesunion

A new prison equation

The latest prison movie contract, running five years and costing about $894,000, was approved by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli last month. Under the program, a vendor obtains the licensing rights for the state to show feature films in prisons. Eligible prisoners can in turn… Read More 

BPI Press Clip Marketplace

In prison and getting an education

In a ground floor classroom, dark but for the glare of fluorescent lights, about a dozen men are discussing "The Odyssey." They’re talking about the part where Odysseus comes home after being away for so long. Read More 

BPI Press Clip HLN

School of hard locks: College for prison inmates? | HLNtv.com

First degree" could take on a whole new meaning within New York's prisons if a new proposal is approved by the state legislature.Gov. Andrew Cuomo has introduced a plan to allow inmates to earn college degrees while behind bars by taking college-level courses. Cuomo… Read More 

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