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Congratulations, Class of 2020!

YPEI owes a special debt of gratitude to the graduating Class of 2020 for your extraordinary contributions to our program, your dedication to incarcerated students, and your commitment to the cause of higher education access in prison. We have accomplished so much this year — from offering Yale credit-bearing courses and academic support programming in prisons, to winning formal faculty approval of our program at Yale. Class of 2020, you have been there every step of the way: providing peer tutoring support in prison, recruiting your favorite faculty members to teach, leading workshops inside prison, raising awareness on campus, and bringing Yale extra-curriculars inside prison walls. You he

May Update from YPEI

You can read the full update at this link, and subscribe to our YPEI newsletter for more updates here. Dear Friends, When I last wrote to you, it was to update you on suspended programming in prisons given the increasing threat of COVID-19, the state of our program, the state of our field, and the state of our students inside. Today, I write from what would have been the end of Finals Period on campus. Instead, Yale students and faculty are dispersed across the globe, and moving towards the conclusion of this academic semester — and the beginning of summer — remotely. At YPEI, we are feeling a deep sense of loss. For the past two years, we have admitted new cohorts of incarcerated s