Bard Prison Initiative

In 1860, Bard College was founded, then known as St. Stephens’s College overlooking the Hudson River in New York. The college began as a preperation for men to enter into seminaries, and over the years until present time, have evolved their curriculum into “higher intellectual and artistic goals.” The very prestigious Bard College of today, embraces science, arts, music, dance, film and other liberal arts academia. 

The Institute of Writing & Thinking was born from visionaries within Bard College and in 1999, many of the founders of this particular Institute formed the Bard Prison Initiative. 

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