13th BPI Commencement
On June 2, 2015, BPI celebrated its 13th Commencement at Taconic Correctional Facility for women in Bedford Hills, NY. The milestone ceremony was the first at that facility and the second for BPI's female students. BPI awarded associate in arts degrees to nine students, with an additional four men in absentia. This video celebrates the graduates and offers an interview with a BPI alumna who shares her views on the importance of obtaining a college education while incarcerated.
10th Anniversary Film
A milestone was marked in 2011 as the Bard Prison Initiative celebrated its 10th year of providing meaningful higher education and opportunity to incarcerated men and women. To document a decade of student and alumni achievements in New York and through the national Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison, BPI produced a twelve-minute film, made by filmmaker Frank duPont.