Tenth Anniversary Video This year marked a milestone, as 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.
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Conversations Between Educators
Executive Director Max Kenner '01 and Distinguished Fellow Ellen Condliffe Lagemann were interviewed by Deirdre Faughey '00 for Esteem Journal, an online publication space for interviews and essays that promote dialogue between educators.
Kenner and Lagemann each reflected on the history and role of BPI in addressing issues of access to higher education and the implications of mass incarceration in America. Click read Ellen's
College-in-Prison Deserves Another Look
Max Kenner's Letter to the NY Times
BPI Executive Director Max Kenner '01 writes a letter to the editor in response to a recent New York Times
article about seminary in prison. Read the letter
and the article
on the importance of college-in-prison programs in transforming the outcomes of the criminal justice system.