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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The first cohort of students graduated from MCI-Concord Sept. 27

Emerson Prison Initiative graduates first cohort of students

By Maddie Khaw, Assistant Enterprise News Editor
October 5, 2022

On Mondays, Robb Eason’s entry to his classroom looks a little bit different than usual. Instead of entering Walker or Tufte building and tapping his ID, the Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and...

Lee Pelton with members of the program.

Emerson Prison Initiative set to resume in-person classes

By Ann E. Matica, Deputy News Editor
April 1, 2021

The Emerson Prison Initiative is set to resume in-person instruction for incarcerated students at the Massachusetts Correctional Institute in Concord on April 5 after access to the prison was halted twice...

Two faculty members teach two courses per semester at the institute. Courtesy of Emerson Prison Initiative.

$13,000 grant to expand Emerson Prison Initiative

By Nicole Poitras
September 27, 2018

The Emerson Prison Initiative received a $13,000 gift for more courses, educational materials, and students. The Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation donated funds to EPI, a program that brings courses...

Craig Steven Wilder spoke to the community about systemic oppression at the EPI launch event.
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Emerson Prison Initiative launch pushes for “democratization of education” for prisoners

By Riane Roldan
September 27, 2017

Across the country, states are spending over a million dollars a year on incarceration fees—and sometimes, that’s just for the inmates living within one single census block. This, Craig Steven Wilder...

Mneesha Gellman is the director of the Emerson Prison Initiative and an assistant professor.
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Emerson brings education to prison

By Allison Hagan
September 20, 2017

The Emerson Prison Initiative launched at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Concord this semester, making an Emerson liberal arts education accessible to those behind bars. Mneesha Gellman,...

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