Communications | Press Releases

Press Release: BARD PRISON INITIATIVE RECEIVES $4.5M IN CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED FUNDING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Funding will expand college-in-prisons in 7 prisons, as well as reentry and alumni programs across New York.  ANNANDALE-ON-HUSON, NY — Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) today announced that the organization is receiving $4.5 million in congressionally direct funding to help deepen Bard’s college-in-prison work across… Read More 

Communications | Communications

The New York Times: Letter to the Editor, Re: “An Educational Revolution Is Beginning Behind Bars”

To the Editor: Re “An Educational Revolution Is Beginning Behind Bars,” by Max Kenner (Opinion guest essay, Nov. 18): Mr. Kenner’s essay should prompt a dialogue about the many ways to reduce crime. I was a high school dropout with no prospects other than selling and using… Read More 

Liberal Arts Education

BETTER ANGELS PODCAST Max Kenner: how prison education gives hope

BPI's Executive Director Max Kenner sat down with Sarah Brown on the Better Angels Podcast, originally posted on Their World and reproduced below. “I think you’re exactly right that mass incarceration is a symptom, if not the most prominent system of structural racism in the… Read More 

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