College in Prison

College in Prison

Reading in An Age of Mass Incarceration

Book - 2017
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"This book tells the story of the Bard Prison Initiative--a unique example of academic excellence unfolding inside high-security prisons across New York. Through the Initiative, hundreds of incarcerated men and women go to Bard College full-time while still in prison, and thrive at the highest academic levels the college has to offer. This remarkable student body is demographically identical to the larger population of people in New York's prisons, and thus quite unlike those students who usually have access to, and succeed in, America's leading liberal arts colleges. Those who have graduated and left prison are thriving in for-private companies, leading service agencies, and completing further study at elite graduate schools for academia and the professions. The rigor and depth of what and how these students learn, and the careers they pursue once home, force us to rethink preconceptions about who is in prison, what American systems of punishment really mean, and the continued relevance of liberal learning"--
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey :, Rutgers University Press,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780813584126
Branch Call Number: 365.6660974 KA
Characteristics: xxii, 208 pages ; 23 cm


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