From Prison Uniforms to Graduation Robes

Karl Rabe

Students graduate in 2008 at New York's Woodbourne Correctional Facility.
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Since 2001, about 400 men and women in six New York prisons have obtained liberal-arts degrees from Bard College. Through the Bard Prison Initiative, they have taken the same demanding courses as Bard’s on-campus students.

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