Associate professor and Director of the Emerson Prison Initiative Mneesha Gellman contributed to a piece for GBH News regarding the need for more access to educational programs for incarcerated people in Massachusetts.
Gellman is the founder and Director of the Emerson Prison Initiative.
Gellman writes about the three types of prison education offered in the U.S., as the Second Chance Pell grant program broadens beginning July 1, 2023.
“Innovation in Access and Equity for Incarcerated People in Massachusetts,” will feature speakers, panels, and a documentary screening centered around the value of education in prison.
“It dawned on me very early, back then as a student, that to develop a voice … you have to have an ear.”
Associate professor and founder and director of the Emerson Prison Initiative (EPI) Mneesha Gellman describes the growth and successes of the program to CBS Boston, which held its first commencement exercises for graduates in September 2022.
“It is a testament to their hard work and their ability to work together as a team,” said Associate Professor Cara Moyer-Duncan, assistant director of EPI.
Gellman advocated for more support for college-in-prison programs in the state, and weighed in on the Mexican president’s plan to reconfigure elections.
The director of the Emerson Prison Initiative, writes about how she and other faculty are rethinking what and how they teach.
A full-time coordinator will be hired for the Emerson Prison Initiative.