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New Book: “Education for Liberation: The Politics of Promise and Reform Inside and Beyond America’s Prisons”

March 19, 2019 In the Press

Education for Liberation: The Politics of Promise and Reform Inside and Beyond America’s Prisons is a new book, edited by Gerard Robinson and Elizabeth English Smith that provides arguments on both the left and the right of the political spectrum that address the need for reforming prison education and the reentry system. 

Chapters feature the voices of prominent national figures pushing for reform, current and former students who have benefitted from an education program while in prison, those teaching or managing educational programs within prison, and researchers, entrepreneurs, and policy influencers. 

Notable chapters include Max Kenner of the Bard Prison Initiative providing a comprehensive overview of the history of higher education programs in prison and Andrea Cantora of the University of Baltimore discussing the federal student aid application challenges encountered by colleges participating in the Second Change Pell pilot program. 

Learn more about the Bard Prison Initiative and the University of Baltimore's Second Chance College Program