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The Resource College in prison : reading in an age of mass incarceration, Daniel Karpowitz

College in prison : reading in an age of mass incarceration, Daniel Karpowitz

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College in prison : reading in an age of mass incarceration
Title
College in prison
Title remainder
reading in an age of mass incarceration
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Karpowitz
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book tells the story of the Bard Prison Initiative--a unique example of academic excellence unfolding inside high-security prisons across New York. Through the Initiative, hundreds of incarcerated men and women go to Bard College full-time while still in prison, and thrive at the highest academic levels the college has to offer. This remarkable student body is demographically identical to the larger population of people in New York's prisons, and thus quite unlike those students who usually have access to, and succeed in, America's leading liberal arts colleges. Those who have graduated and left prison are thriving in for-private companies, leading service agencies, and completing further study at elite graduate schools for academia and the professions. The rigor and depth of what and how these students learn, and the careers they pursue once home, force us to rethink preconceptions about who is in prison, what American systems of punishment really mean, and the continued relevance of liberal learning"--
Summary
Drawing upon 15 years of experience as a director of and teacher within the Bard Prison Initiative, the author presents a story of exceptional individuals triumphing against the odds that doubles as a study in how institutions can be reimagined and reformed in order to give people from all walks of life a chance to enrich their minds and expand their opportunities
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10550838
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Karpowitz, Daniel
Dewey number
365/.66609747
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bard College
  • Prisoners
  • Education, Higher
  • Prison administration
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • EDUCATION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • EDUCATION
  • Bard College
  • Education, Higher
  • Prison administration
  • Prisoners
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
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reading in an age of mass incarceration
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College in prison : reading in an age of mass incarceration, Daniel Karpowitz
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn948338953
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 208 pages
Isbn
9780813584126
Lccn
2016012331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026744346
System control number
(OCoLC)948338953
Label
College in prison : reading in an age of mass incarceration, Daniel Karpowitz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn948338953
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 208 pages
Isbn
9780813584126
Lccn
2016012331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026744346
System control number
(OCoLC)948338953

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