The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) creates the opportunity for incarcerated men and women to earn a Bard College degree while serving their sentences. Current Bard undergraduates support BPI by tutoring incarcerated students in a wide range of subjects—including writing, German, Chinese, calculus, and biochemistry. BPI undergraduate tutors are very qualified in their subjects and are constantly bettering their teaching skills through tutoring workshops. BPI and undergraduate volunteers collaborate to sponsor speakers, workshops, and conferences in order to spread campus awareness of the issues of mass incarceration in the United States.

BPI Volunteers is a TLS project. To learn more about Bard TLS projects, visit: blogs.bard.edu/tls.

To learn more about the Bard Prison Initiative, you can visit: bpi.bard.edu.