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Gellman Writes on Prison Education in The Conversation

Associate Professor of Political Science Mneesha Gellman writes in The Conversation about the Emerson Prison Initiative (EPI) and the value, to both incarcerated persons and society, of offering higher education in prison. 

Gellman founded EPI, and modeled it after the Bard Prison Initiative, which is the subject of a new documentary, College Behind Bars, by Lynn Novick and produced by Sarah Botstein and Ken Burns,  set to air on Nov. 25 and 26 on PBS.

“As a political science scholar who has taught behind bars – and as one of the first student volunteers for the Bard Prison Initiative – I’ve seen firsthand the transformative power that prison education programs can have,” Gellman writes.

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