Take a closer look at some important moments at BPI


Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend: BPI confers its 500th diploma and an honorary degree to civil rights leader William J. Barber II.


17th BPI Commencement | Woodbourne | June 9th, 2018

The Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Mary Bassett, is honored at BPI’s seventeenth Commencement Ceremony. BPI alumni and graduate of Yale Divinity School, George Chochos, presides over the Benediction.


BPI Reentry | June 2018

A look into the variety of career and professional journeys of BPI alumni upon their returning home to the Greater New York City Area.



11th BPI Commencement | Woodbourne | May 31, 2014

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney is honored at BPI’s eleventh Commencement ceremony. One student returns after release to graduate.


12th BPI Commencement | Eastern | January 24, 2015

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, receives an honorary degree from Bard College at BPI’s 12th Commencement ceremony.


BPI Tenth Anniversary Film | April 25, 2012

A glimpse inside BPI as students, alumni, and faculty reflect on its first decade.


16th BPI Commencement | Taconic | June 1, 2017

Highlights from BPI’s sixteenth Commencement ceremony, Taconic Correctional Facility. Featuring Tabetha Ewing, Professor of History, Bard College; Rossana Rosado, New York Secretary of State; Rev. Vivian Nixon, Executive Director, College & Community Fellowship.


15th BPI Commencement | Eastern | December 21, 2017

The Dean of Yale College, historian Jonathan Holloway, visits Eastern Correctional Facility as BPI confers its 400th diploma.


14th BPI Commencement | Woodbourne | June 11, 2016

As college-in-prison makes more progress than ever nationally, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries gives remarks at BPI’s graduation ceremony at Woodbourne Correctional Facility.


10th BPI Commencement | Eastern | January 26, 2013

At BPI’s tenth Commencement ceremony, Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts III delivered the commencement address. Here are some highlights..

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