Correction's Today Magazine article: "The inmate organizing committee wanted to emphasize the connection between those on the 'inside' and those on the 'outside' says Todd Young."
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison provides college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated men and women to help them make a positive impact on their own lives, their families and communities, resulting in lower rates of recidivism, incarceration and poverty. more
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This is a degree that says you have finished a body of material, crossed a finish line, Dr. Hall intoned at the ceremony, behind the prison’s walls.
“When I shook hands with each new Nyack College graduate, I didn’t see a man and his past; I saw a man and the possibilities for his future,” commented Dr. Michael G. Scales, Nyack College’s president.
In Sing Sing, one forward-thinking educational program, launched in 1998, has a recidivism rate of less than 2 percent.
Imagine producing an event as part of the most prestigious, well-respected conference organizations in the world - TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) - inside a maximum security prison.