Bard Prison Initiative
The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) creates the
opportunity for incarcerated men and women at Bayview, Eastern, Elmira,
Green Haven, and Woodbourne Correctional Facilities may earn a Bard
College degree while serving their sentences. BPI enrolls 250
incarcerated men and women across a full spectrum of academic
disciplines, and offers over 50 courses each semester.
Edwin Gould Services for Children
The IMP is a specially designed preventive program
that addresses the unique needs of mothers parenting their children from
prison in New York. The main goal of the IMP is to prevent foster care
placement by assisting women and their children during and after the
time of arrest; court; jail; and as they return to the community. IMP
provides advocacy, foster care prevention, counseling, and vocational
training, and also prison-based parenting groups to serve fathers.
Freedom Education Project Puget Sound
FEPPS is a nonprofit that benefits women prisoners
by offering pre-college and college classes in the Washington
Corrections Center for Women. Participating students must already have a
high school diploma or GED. Degrees offered: Associate of Arts and
Ohio University College Program for the
Degrees offered: Associates in Arts, Science,
Applied Business, and Individualized Studies; Bachelor of Specialized
Studies. Programs Offered: Two study formats are currently available for
CPI students: Correspondence Courses and Course Credit by Examination.
Offered to inmates in the following Ohio institutions: Rush City, Moose
Lake, Lino Lakes, and St. Cloud.
Project Return equips former offenders with the
education, coaching, and support services necessary to gain employment
and begin a new life.
Pre-Release Program: Project Return conducts
pre-release programs in correctional facilities to prepare inmates for
their release dates. Through these programs, participants learn about
Project Return's services and begin job readiness training.
Reentry Program: Project Return conducts a 3-day
training every week that prepares prisoners to return to their