Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison provides college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated men and women so they can make a positive impact on their own lives, their families, and communities, resulting in lower rates of recidivism and higher rates of employment, community regeneration, cohesiveness, and reciprocity. Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison provides post-secondary educational opportunities for incarcerated men and women enrolled in programs at five correctional facilities in the greater New York area.
Hudson Link’s holistic program structure follows each student from pre to post release, providing alumni with a variety of reentry supports in order to reduce recidivism, restore families, and rebuild communities. Hudson Link’s pipeline model provides services from the time a student is incarcerated, through transition, to reentry.
Partnering with accredited New York State colleges, Hudson Link delivers quality undergraduate education that is cost-effective. Educating a full time undergraduate student is estimated to cost $5,000 annually. Nationally, over 67% of formerly incarcerated men and women return to prison within three years of their initial release date. However, less than 4% of Hudson Link graduates return to prison for a new crime within this three year period.
This amazing success is the direct result of the transformative power of education and the support network that Hudson Link provides for students and alumni, both inside and outside the prison environment.