Listen to Daniel Karpowitz, author of College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration, discuss his experience with the Bard Prison Initiative and the value of a liberal arts education behind bars with Chris Witting on this episode of InfoTrak.
From the InfoTrak episode summary:
Daniel Karpowitz, PhD, is Director of Policy and Academics for the Bard Prison Initiative, and author of College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration. Prof. Karpowitz explains how and why Bard College has provided hundreds of incarcerated men and women across the country access to a high-quality liberal arts education. He says inmate students are expected to meet the same requirements as students on a traditional campus adding that, while education does reduce the rate at which convicts return to prison, higher education should never be measured in that manner.
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