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Congratulations to BPI's Graduating Seniors!

Congratulations to BPI's Graduating Seniors!
Congratulations to BPI alumnus Richard Gamarra on earning his Master's in Public Health from Columbia University! Rich joins the ranks of two other BPI alumni who received graduate degrees from Columbia - and more than 70 BPI alumni to earn degrees post-release.

Additionally, four BPI students received their BA degrees at Bard's main graduation on May 27th, and our second graduation held at Taconic Correctional Facility followed on June 1st with ten students in the graduating class!

BPI Celebrates 16th Commencement Ceremony

On June 1st, BPI celebrated its 16th commencement ceremony and our 2nd commencement at Taconic Correctional Facility for women. Ten women received their AA degrees, bringing our total of Bard College degrees conferred through BPI to nearly 450. Supporters, like you, make these achievements possible. Please help us reach our $100,000 challenge grant! 

BPI Celebrated its 15th Commencement Ceremony

On January 21, 2017, BPI celebrated its 15th Commencement ceremony at Eastern Correctional Facility; 57 Bard College degrees were conferred. Jonathan Holloway, renowned historian and dean of Yale College, delivered the commencement address. 

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Scholars Behind Bars

Scholars Behind Bars
The New York Review of Books featured the publications of two members of the Bard Prison Initiative team: Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Distinguished Fellow at the BPI, and Daniel Karpowitz, Director of Policy and National Programs of BPI. Both Lagemann's Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison and Karpowitz's College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration are sure to impact the way education in prison is understood in the United States.