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Announcing the TUPIT reSentencing Journal Collection

(May 2, 2023) The TUPIT team and Tufts Archival Research Center partnered to create an archive of all submitted work from reSentencing volume 1. Read about and find out how to access it here. 

Image by John Sanchez from reSentencing volume 1.  

Students and faculty reflect on TUPIT: “A centerpiece of Tufts’ work as a justice-oriented institution,”

(April 27, 2023) Reporter Sam Russo goes in-depth discussing the Tufts University Prison Initiative with participants in the program.

Rewriting Their Prison Stories, Sentence by Sentence 

(Mar 17, 2023) A first-of-its-kind national journal of literature and art gives voice to hundreds of people affected by incarceration. Written by Julie Flaherty. 

Image by Abigail Cook from reSentencing Vol. 1

TUPIT celebrates first volume of ReSentencing, success of education program

(Feb 15, 2023) TUPIT’s reSentencing journal gallery opened on Tuesday February 7 in the lobby of Tuft University’s Barnum Hall. Written by Ella Kamm with Tufts Daily.

Learning Ethics in Prison

(Nov 14, 2022) As part of the Tufts Prison Initiative, a philosophy teacher and her students held an Ethics Bowl with incarcerated students. Written by Taylor McNeil with Tufts Now.

Learning Lessons—and Earning Degrees—on the Inside 

(July 6, 2022) 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 with Tufts Now. 

TUPIT pushes for program allowing incarcerated individuals to obtain Tufts bachelor’s degree

(March 30, 2021) 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…”

UPIT Addressing Mass Incarceration through Education

(December 30, 2020) The Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College has adapted and persevered during COVID-19, providing invaluable opportunities to formerly incarcerated individuals. Written by Jeremy Goldstein.

17 of the Most Innovative Courses of the 2019/2020 Academic Year

(February 20, 2020) Medium journalist Sanna Sharp profiles a course taught by TUPIT director, Hilary Binda, “Mass Incarceration and the Literature of Confinement.”

After Prison, Education Equals Opportunity 

(October 8, 2019) Dr. Stanley Adrisse, a convicted felon, shares his story of earning a Ph.D., becoming a professor, and advocating for reforms that support successful re-entry.

Tufts Expands Commitment to Prison Education

(December 11, 2018) The new program, in collaboration with Bunker Hill Community College, offers prisoners at MCI-Concord a chance to earn a college degree.

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