Who are BPI Students?

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Explore how the Bard Prison Initiative extends the full breadth and depth of the Bard College liberal arts curriculum into seven New York State prisons, and follow the real journeys of a few of its alumni as they enroll, take full-time courses, and upon returning home, begin to contribute to their communities in all the ways one might expect of any college graduate.

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A Student's Journey

Learn more about three BPI students and their unique journeys through college and reentry. This feature is best viewed on larger screens, or you may access a smaller version using the link below. Please turn your device to horizontal orientation.

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BPI Students writing on the chalkboard

Education Against the Odds

By Alexander Hall ’17, Reasons To Be Cheerful

An essay describing the societal and personal value of a rigorous liberal arts education in the series Education Against All Odds.

Darren Mack sitting

Actively Engaged

Alumni Profile of Darren Mack, a justice advocate and prominent member of the #CLOSErikers campaign.

BPI Alumni working on computer with play button icon overlaid.

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.

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