Bard Prison Initiative
Communications | Communications

This Week and the Work Ahead

Wednesday morning we woke to tears of joy. In Georgia, the senior pastor of Ebenezer Church — the leader of Martin Luther King Jr.’s congregation — had been elected to the United States Senate.  Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock will bring the moral voice of the… 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 

BPI's 18th Commencement
COVID-19 Communications | Communications

A Message to BPI Students

Last year, Reverend Dr. William Barber II delivered the commencement address at Eastern Correctional Facility. This week he wrote words of encouragement to the incarcerated BPI community during this time of crisis, which was included in this week's newsletter to students and reproduced below. Highlights… Read More 

COVID-19 Communications | Communications

Staff Opinion: What’s up with these COVID-19 models changing all the time?

This reflection by Saul Thorkelson and Hannah Henry ’19 is part of the Community Voices op-ed series for the BPI Public Health Journal. Through the COVID-19 crisis, BPI alumni, staff, and faculty will be posting reflections about their work and response to the virus… Read More 

Profile | Communications

Field Notes on Pandemic Teaching

This reflection by Delia Mellis '86 Director of Program and Faculty Development originally appeared in Places Journal has been reproduced below and can found in its entirety here.   A Bard Prison Initiative student studying at the computer lab at Coxsackie Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in… Read More