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WMHT Public Media Features Bard Prison Initiative in New Series: Work in Progress

New York capital region’s public media network WMHT recently featured the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) in its new video series, Work in Progress, which shares stories of people navigating a rapidly changing economy and how they respond to the evolving needs and conditions of work. This episode, “How College in Prison is Changing Lives,” explores the transformative power of education in prison programs. BPI Upstate Reentry Coordinator Shawn Young ’19, Director of Special Projects at the Center for Community Alternatives in Brooklyn Tammar Cancer ’17, BPI Director of Reentry Jed B. Tucker, and BPI alumnus Gordon Davis ’13 are interviewed about the impact BPI’s work has had on them personally as well as the long-term outcomes of receiving a liberal arts education in prison.

Original article posted on Bard College’s website can be found here.

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