The New Garden Society

“Meta-analysis of 1,000 studies to assess post-release outcomes of rehabilitation programs proved that education in prison reduced post-release recidivism by 16% for academic program participants and 24% for vocational program participants.” Learn more about The New Garden Society¬†here

Why not volunteer?

Why not volunteer? Why not help out? Learn about the role of youth workers at Roca.

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance Read more about Bard Prison Initiative Here

Mercy Corps Northwest

“We provide garden, nutrition, and mindfulness education for the incarcerated women at Coffee Creek through community partnerships.”

Junior Research Project Seminar (JRPS)

The Role of History in the PROMIS Project Learn More

The Next Right Thing

The Next Right Thing Watch Here


“Woodbourne Correctional Facility inmates and Bard College students during class Story: The Bard Prison Initiative Former inmate Carlos Rosario, 35-year-old husband and father of four, was released from Woodbourne Correctional Facility after serving more than 12 years for… Read More


Check out extra links, videos, and podcasts of the organizations who have participated, as well as suggested books on mass incarceration, recidivism, and collateral consequences here.