Alumni Opinion: Who Understands “Lockdown” and Isolation? The Formerly Incarcerated are the Experts We Need Now

BPI Alumna Stacy Burnett ’20 challenges legislators to listen to the voices and expertise of formerly incarcerated people in the COVID crisis in this opinion piece that was published in Salon and is reproduced below.     You don't see us in press conferences, but we have much… Read More 

BPI Press Clip Miranda Warnings Podcast

Max Kenner | Coronavirus Is Coming To Prisons

  Max Kenner, Executive Director of the Bard Prison Initiative, joins David to discuss what the BPI does, why college-in-prison programs are essential to reducing recidivism and how prisons are adapting and preparing for the coronavirus. The conversation begins with a discussion about the effectiveness of… Read More 

BPI Press Clip NPR 1A

Rehabilitation and Education In America’s Prisons

For most incarcerated citizens, prison puts life on hold. You might say that's as it should be. Prison—at least partly—is punishment. But increasingly, policymakers are thinking more seriously about what happens when people get out of prison—and what the best ways are to rehabilitate them, so… Read More 

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