Press

2017

PRI’s Bianca Van Heydoorn and Bard Prison Initiative’s Megan Callaghan discuss Governor Cuomo’s announcement to fund college-level education programs and reentry services in prisons across  New York State (Capitol Press Room, August 2017)

College after prison? New Louisiana law makes it easier (Christian Science Monitor, July 2017)

NYN Media Insights Podcast on Women and Rikers (New York Nonprofit Media, June 2017)

NYC Justice Corps ‘Won’t Let You Give Up’ (The Crime Report, June 2017)

Women in Rikers: Why gender matters when we talk about reform (CITY & STATE, May 2017)

GENDER MATTERS WHEN WE TALK ABOUT REFORMING RIKERS (New York Nonprofit Media, May 2017)

Women Behind Bars (METROFOCUS, April 2017)

Evictions Aren’t the Answer, Say Advocates, After Investigations Dept. Slams NYCHA (City Limits, April 2017)

From Cons to Coders: How Some U.S. Prisons Are Teaching Tech ( A&E TV, March 2017)

Many Inmates Move from Prison to Shelters, Despite Efforts to Get Them Homes (City Limits, January 2017)

2016

Leveling the Playing Field, Inside a Low Profile Anti-Poverty Foundation (Inside Philanthropy, December 2016)

Under the Radar, Fighting the Good Fight (The Huffington Post, November 2016)

Prison History’s Horror and Hope (Chronicle of Higher Education, October 2016)

After 22-Year Ban, Pilot PELL Program for Incarcerated Students Kicks Off (Truthout, September 2016)

Conference Examines Brown’s Role in Prison Education System (The Brown Daily Herald, September 2016)

College Education in Prison (The New York Times, September 2016)

Educating Prisoners Saves Money and Lives: ‘Give a Brother a Chance’ (Village Voice, September 2016)

Rethinking America’s Criminal Justice System, With Lessons From Abroad (WBUR 90.9, September 2016)

Is Nature the Key to Rehabilitating Prisoners? (Outside Online, September 2016)

Flipping the Script: Exploring the Prison-to-College Pipeline (Sojourners, August 2016)

Watch: Second Chance Pell Convening (Vera Institute Video Playlist, July 2016)

Back on their feet, and finding their voice (Metro, July 2016)

Thousands of New York-Area Inmates to Get Federal Funds for College Education (The Wall Street Journal, July 2016)

Black Americans incarcerated five times more than white people – report (The Guardian, June 2016)

Unlocking Potential: Changing the way we think about prison and education (Vera Institute’s Think Justice Blog, May 2016)

Permanent-Ban Policy in Public Housing Under Review (The Wall Street Journal, May 2016)

How New York State Plans to Fund Major Criminal-Justice Reforms with Wall Street Money (The Atlantic, January 2016)

Prison Film Program Fosters Creative Edutainment (EBONY, January 2016)

2015

Readers Sound Off on Public Safety, Prison Violence, and Universal Peace (New York Daily News, December 2015)

Think It’s Hard Finding a Place to Live? Try Doing So With a Criminal Record (The Nation, November 2015)

What to Know About the 6,000 Federal Prisoners Being Released (TIME, October 2015)

The Government’s Early Release of Prisoners Is a Big Social-Science Experiment (New York Magazine, October 2015)

Feds Launch Pilot College Program for Prisoners (Black Press USA, September 2015)

Punished for Being Poor (Pacific Standard Magazine, September 2015)

After Ferguson, States Struggle to Crack Down on Court Debt (Pew Charitable Trusts Stateline Blog, August 2015)

What the Experts Say About Offering Pell Grants to Prisoners (The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 2015)

Advocates Praise Federal Move to Restore Pell Grants for Prisoners (NBC News, August 2015)

A new way to treat women’s mental health in prison (Al Jazeera, July 2015)

Can higher ed keep inmates from returning to prison after release? (PBS, July 2015)

The U.S. Hosts 25 Percent Of The World’s Prison Population — These Are The Consequences (MTV, July 2015)

These Programs Are Helping Prisoners Live Again On The Outside (Huffington Post, July 2015)

You Just Got Out of Prison. Now What? (The New York Times, July 2015)

Study with the Best: CUNY and Criminology (CUNY TV, June 2015)

Life After Jail: Experts Tell Us What The ‘OITNB’ Ladies Would Have To Deal With IRL (MTV, June 2015)

NYCHA Questioned on Policy of Banning Arrested Residents (City Limits, June 2015)

Are video visits a smart innovation for jails—or yet another way to exploit families? (Quartz Magazine, April 2015)

Justice Corps Educator Irvin Weathersby Jr. on Education’s Role in Reversing Mass Incarceration (The Atlantic, March 2015)

Malik Yoba and Iconic32 Host a Live Screening of “Empire” to Raise Money for P2CP (YouTube, March 2015)

P2CP featured on Al Jazeera (Al Jazeera, February 2015)

P2CP Learning Exchange Student Taniya Dewan Selected for Prestigious White House Internship (John Jay Website, January 2015)

2014

NYC ‘Sober Homes’ Operators Accused of Fraud (The Crime Report, October 2014)

5 States’ Innovative Ways To Keep People From Behind Bars (Nation Swell, October 2014)

In Ferguson, a System of Injustice Through Fines (The New York Times, September 2014)

There’s No Point in Releasing Prisoners, Ever—Unless We Do This (Take Part, July 2014)

Governor Cuomo Announces Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration (Governor’s Office, July 2014)

Complaints, Violations at Accused Murderer’s Group Home (WNYC, June 2014)

Prison Program Turns Inmates Into Intellectuals (The New York Times, May 2014)

The dangerous zone between a halfway house and freedom (Al Jazeera, February 2014)

Nonprofits Pick Up LBJ’s ‘War on Poverty’ 50 Years Later (NY1, February 2014)

Governor Cuomo Launches Initiative to Provide College Classes in New York Prison (Governor’s Office, February 2014)

Gov. Cuomo’s Bold Step on Prison Education (The New York Times, February 2014)

Prison re-entry programs missing prisoners, advocates complain (Final Call, February 2014)

2013

New Data on Repeat Offenders (The Wall Street Journal, December 2013)

‘Stop Jailing 16-year-olds,’ NY Policymakers Are Told (The Crime Report, November 2013)

Professors Moller and Dreisinger Bring Therapy Through Theater to Female Inmates in Thailand (John Jay Website, November 2013)

Overdosing rampant in sober houses (Salon, November 2013)

Report On “Three-Quarter Houses” For Ex-Convicts, Others Finds 317 in NYC (The Crime Report, October 2013)

Report: Illegal NYC homes house ex-prisoners (The New York Foundation, October 2013)

Report: Homes for Indigent Addicts Have Poor Conditions, Unsavory Ties to Drug Clinics (ProPublica, October 2013)

CHPC Discusses Three-Quarter Houses (CHPCNYC, October 2013)

John Jay tries to help prisoners turn lives around (New York Business Journal, September 2013)

Celebrating a Partnership with John Jay College of Criminal Justice (The Doe Fund Blog, September 2013)

A Home of Their Own (The Crime Report, July 2013)

Can Empty Prisons Be Repurposed To Help Ex-Cons Reintegrate Into Society? (Gotham Gazette, April 2013)

The Brian Lehrer Show: Do Halfway Houses Work? (WNYC, March 2013)

Justice Corps Trains Former Offenders For Future Success (Bronx News 12, January 2013)

2012

Opening Up a Pipeline: Education Program Helps Pave the Way for Prisoner Reentry (John Jay Research Consortium Website, December 2012)

WABC’s Viewpoint Program Featured NYC Justice Corps (WABC, December 2012)

The Crime Report Named the Prison to College Pipeline as One of the Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories of the Year (The Crime Report, December 2012)

Criminal Justice Matters: Taking College to Prison (YouTube, August 2012)

Prisoner Reentry Institute’s NYC Justice Corps Expansion to Provide Multifaceted Services to Low-Income Communities Citywide (CUNY Website, August 2012)