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College in prison

College in prison by Daniel Karpowitz tells the story of the Bard Prison Initiative, which began as a pilot program to provide a high-quality liberal arts education to a small but demographically representative group of prisoners in New York State. The results showed that many prisoners thrived in the program and post-incarceration secured rewarding careers or pursued graduate and professional programs. The success of the program, which is now a nationwide initiative benefitting thousands, demonstrates that education might have a more profound effect on the future success of prisoners than therapy.



College in prison

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College in prison by Daniel Karpowitz tells the story of the Bard Prison Initiative, which began as a pilot program to provide a high-quality liberal arts education to a small but demographically representative group of prisoners in New York State. The results showed that many prisoners thrived in the program and post-incarceration secured rewarding careers or pursued graduate and professional programs. The success of the program, which is now a nationwide initiative benefitting thousands, demonstrates that education might have a more profound effect on the future success of prisoners than therapy.

Posted by Kristen Larson at 03/13/2017 10:18:54 AM