The New York Times recently published an article titled, “Prison Program Turns Inmates Into Intellectuals” by Ginia Bellafante, about the John Jay Prisoner Reentry Institute’s New York State Prison-to-College Pipeline (P2CP) program. Launched in 2011 at the Otisville Correctional Facility in Orange County, New York, the program takes a unique approach to educating inmates while also preparing them for reentry into society. In addition to the college-level academic course work, as depicted in the article, the P2CP’s “learning exchange” enables John Jay students to join “inside” students, in monthly seminars that expose them to a diverse range of disciplines and ideas.
The program is a partnership between CUNY and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS).
To read the article, click here. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/nyregion/prison-program-turns-inmates-into-intellectuals.html?src=me