StoryCorps, Part III: Carlos and Derek

PRI’s College Initiative (CI) program partnered with the StoryCorps Justice Project in their mission to amplify the stories of people who have been directly impacted by mass incarceration and the justice system. In this episode, CI staff member Carlos Quintana (far left above) interviews CI student Derek about his experiences taking college classes while incarcerated, experiencing the elimination of Pell grants for incarcerated students, and continuing his education through CI after his release. 

*Update: Since recording this conversation, Derek has completed his degree at Hunter College.

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Thank you to our audio editor, Katie Bancroft.