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Tufts Daily | April 27, 2023

Students and faculty reflect on TUPIT: "A centerpiece of Tufts' work as a justice-oriented institution," reporter Sam Russo goes in-depth discussing the Tufts University Prison Initiative with participants in the program. 

Image by Abigail Cook from reSentecning Vol. 1

Tufts Now | Mar. 17, 2023

Rewriting Their Prison Stories, Sentence by Sentence, A first-of-its-kind national journal of literature and art gives voice to hundreds of people affected by incarceration. Written by Julie Flaherty. 


Tufts Daily | Feb. 15, 2023

TUPIT celebrates first volume of ReSentencing, success of educational program, TUPIT's reSentencing journal gallery opened on Tuesday February 7 in the lobby of Tuft University's Barnum Hall by Ella Kamm. 

Tufts Now | Nov. 14, 2022

Learning Ethics in Prison, As part of the Tufts Prison Initiative, a philosophy teacher and her students held an Ethics Bowl with incarcerated students by Taylor McNeil.

TuftsNow | July 6, 2022

Learning Lessons—and Earning Degrees—on the Inside Through the Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College, the first cohort of incarcerated students earn associate degrees—the first group to do so in state history. Written by Amy Rosenberg.


TuftsNow | March 30, 2021

TUPIT pushes for program allowing incarcerated individuals to obtain Tufts bachelor’s degree, Zoe Kava reports: "resolution calls on the university to allow currently and formerly incarcerated individuals who are taking Tufts courses through the TUPIT program, which is taught by Tufts professors, to earn a Tufts bachelor’s degree in civic studies..."


Tisch College | December 3, 2020

Addressing Mass Incarceration through Education, The Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College has adapted and persevered during COVID-19, providing invaluable opportunities to formerly incarcerated individuals.


Campuswire | Feb. 20, 2020

17 of the Most Innovative Courses of the 2019/2020 Academic Year, Sanna Sharp lists Dr. Hilary Binda’s Mass Incarceration and the Literature of Confinement course at Tufts University as the Number 2 most innovative courses of 2020.