The Bard Prison Initiative – It has a Recidivism Rate of 4%!

This article can by found at the following link: https://www.npr.org/2017/03/27/518135204/college-classes-in-maximum-security-it-gives-you-meaning See the PBS film (produced by Ken Burns): Airs 11/25/19 and 11/26/19 - https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/college-behind-bars/#watch Inmates from the Eastern Correctional Facility listen as professor Delia Mellis leads a class on the Cold War. More than 300 students are enrolled in the Bard Prison Initiative each semester, … Continue reading The Bard Prison Initiative – It has a Recidivism Rate of 4%!

THE PRESENCE OF JUSTICE – How Biden Killed Prison Education

My friend Twist and I are both incarcerated. But I’m getting a college degree, and he, like most prisoners in recent decades, hasn’t been able to. From The Atlantic: JOHN J. LENNON - NOVEMBER 6, 2019 https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/11/how-biden-killed-educational-opportunity-prisons/601120/ In 2010, I joined a creative-writing workshop taught by a volunteer at New York’s Attica prison, where I … Continue reading THE PRESENCE OF JUSTICE – How Biden Killed Prison Education