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12/19/2018, Truthout, FIRST STEP Act Has Sinister Implications for the Poor and Marginalized

12/17/2018, The Hill, The doublethink of the FIRST STEP Act

11/16/2018, Truthout, What the Latest Bipartisan Prison Reform Gets Wrong and Why it Matters

08/15/2018, Newsmax, How the Punitive Nature of #MeToo Reflects the Criminal Justice System

07/02/2018, Newsmax, Punishment Alone is not Justice

05/25/2018, Newsmax, Society Benefits When We Provide Opportunities for People Leaving Prison

04/03/2018, Newsmax, The New Pipeline: Poverty to Prison

03/16/2018, Newsmax, The Societal Cost of Incarcerating Juveniles

03/14/2018, Albany Times Union, Restore Pell Grants for Incarcerated Individuals 

02/07/2018, The Crime Report, NY Legislator Moves to Reverse ‘Ban the Box’ Law for State Schools

12/31/2017, NBC Think, To Fix Communities Devastated by Mass Incarceration, Let’s Go Back to School

08/20/2017, The News Journal, In Delaware, many juvenile offenders return to prison. Advocates are trying to change that

08/09/2017, Times Telegram, MVCC to offer some inmates college courses

08/07/2017, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Funds Used to Expand College Course for Inmates

12/08/2016, VICE, What Will the Future of Incarceration Look Like? 

12/02/2016, FUSION, ‘New Jim Crow’ author Michelle Alexander has a warning about Trump’s America

11/16/2016, Poverty News, Spotlight Webcast-Rev. Vivian Nixon on Incarceration, Women, and Families 

11/10/2016, Glamour Magazine, 31 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season  

11/10/2016, The Huffington Post, Research on the adverse effects of ‘Banning the Box’ reflects outdated stigma of criminal convictions

11/01/2016, The New York Times, Life Beyond Bars: One Man’s Journey from Prison to College 

10/20/2016, Times Higher Education (UK), US universities mull ditching criminal conviction question 

10/19/2016, El Diario NY, Excarcelados luchan por llegar a la universidad 

10/17/2016, Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach groups unveil speakers with topics, from current affairs to prison 

10/14/2016, Reentry Central, Prison to College Pipeline Goes National With New Program 

10/07/2016, PBS’ To The Contrary, Baby Boomers & The Election; Incarceration Women 

10/05/2016,, SUNY Won’t Judge Your Past Anymore

10/03/2016,, Marching Against New York’s Rikers 

09/29/2016, The Huffington Post, Banning, Moving, Abolishing the Box: Whatever It Takes For Educational Access For All 

09/29/2016, Inside Philanthropy, Who’s Helping the Formerly Incarcerated Lead the Fight for Criminal Justice Reform? 

09/28/2016, BayView National Black Newspaper, Former Prisoners Are Leading The Fight Against Mass Incarceration 

9/20/2016, Capital Tonight, Advocates Praise SUNY for No Longer Asking Applicants for Conviction History 

9/17/2016, The Intercept, Former Prisoners Are Leading The Fight Against Mass Incarceration 

9/15/2016, Cornell Chronicle, Iscol lecturer to challenge mass jailing in Sept. 27 talk 

9/15/2016, Business Insider, The largest public university system in the US banned a type of question from its application that could affect thousands of prospective students 

9/14/2016, The New York Times, SUNY To Stop Asking Applicants About Felony Convictions 

9/14/2016, The Atlantic, The Question Some Public Universities Will No Longer Ask 

9/14/2016, Buffalo News, SUNY to eliminate checkbox on felony convictions from student applications 

8/24/2016, PIX11, Criminal Justice and Education Communities collide for CCF Back to School Harlem Block Party 

8/16/2016, Riverdale Press: CCF Back to School Harlem Block Party 

8/16/2016, MommyPoppins: CCF Hosts Back to School Harlem Block Party 

8/16/2016,, Event Calendar: CCF’s Back to School Harlem Block Party 

8/15/2016, WCBS, New York Events: CCF’s Back to School Harlem Block Party 

08/04/2016, The Huffington Post, The State of Women in Prison

07/14/2016, Refinery29, What women getting out of prison really need

07/08/2016, Unlocking Potential Blog, The importance of education for incarcerated women

07/05/2016,, Ban the Box, Good for criminals, bad for diversity, study shows

7/01/2016, The Huffington Post, Permanent Pell In Prison: More than Twenty Years….

6/28/2016, WHCR: Beyond Walls: Raise the age (link unavailable) 

06/26/2016, The Inquisitr, President Barack Obama Helps Prisoners Obtain Pell Grants Via Controversial Pilot Program

06/24/2016, USA Today, Pell grants for prisoners: Obama to give inmates a second chance at college 

06/22/2016, Black Enterprise, This woman went from Prison to Executive Leader of a Major Organization

06/17/2016, Fusion, The Graduation You Haven’t Attended This Year

06/13/2016, The New York Times, New York Today: Solidarity With Orlando

06/10/2016, DNA Info, Formerly Incarcerated Women Celebrate Second Chances With College Degrees 

06/08/2016, Bustle Magazine, How This Nonprofit Director Gives Women With Criminal Convictions A Second Chance

06/05/2016, El Diario, Aumenta el numero de universitarios latinos 

06/03/2016, Fusion, Angela Davis on defeating Trump: ‘We have to do whatever is necessary’

05/17/2016, The Huffington Post, Why We Need To Ban The Box On College Applications

05/11/2016, University Herald, College Applicants with Criminal Records Should Be Allowed to Pursue A  Higher Education 

05/10/2016, Business Insider, The Department of Education is urging colleges to remove one type of question from their applications–and it could affect 70 million prospective students 

05/10/2016, Univision, Gobierno pide a universidades no preguntar por antecedentes penales de candidtos a admision

05/09/2016, Inside Higher Ed, Moving Past Checking the Box 

05/09/2016, Fusion, How ‘Ban the Box’ criminal justice movement is moving into American Universities

05/07/2016, The Root, One Woman’s Crusade to Ban the Box on College Applications

05/06/2016, Ithaca Journal, Ban the box for students, too

05/03/2016, The Cornell Daily Sun, Cornellians Discuss Banning The Box On College Admissions Applications

05/02/2016, Capital Tonight, ‘Banning the Box’ in Higher Education

04/29/2016, The Atlantic, ‘Ban the Box’ Goes to College

04/27/2016, WCHR, Beyond Walls: Unlocked Radio- Tutors who go into prison to help incarcerated students learn 

04/25/2016, Worcester Telegram, Formerly incarcerated women teach through theater at Quinsigamon

04/25/2016, The New York Times, Convicts and College Aid 

04/18/2016, TimesUnion, Letter: Ban criminal box on college forms

04/11/2016, Re-entry Central, In the Spotlight: The College & Community Fellowship Helps Formerly Incarcerated Women Obtain College Degrees (subscription required).

04/06/2016, The Huffington Post, Criminal records create more than financial barriers to higher education

03/30/2016, NYU Local, Unbox NYU Advocates Rally in Washington Square Park 

03/30/2016, WHCR Radio, EIO’s monthly radio program Beyond Walls appears on Unlocked Radio

03/29/2016, DNA Info, Formerly Incarcerated NYU Administrator Wants School to ‘Ban the Box’

03/10/2016, The Courier Sun, It’s time to ‘ban the box’ in higher education (link unavailable)

03/07/2016, John Jay News, Five “True Champions” Honored at 2016 Justice Awards Ceremony

03/04/2016, WCBS 880 Radio, CCF’s Theater for Social Change to Perform at Beyond the Bars Conference at Columbia University (clip unavailable)

02/24/2016, The New York Times, For Inmates, a Step Up With College

02/24/2016, WHCR 90.3FM, Beyond Bars: College Debt, and For Profit Colleges (clip unavailable)

02/18/2016, Market Wired, Bryan Stevenson, Gloria Steinem and Anthony Mcgill to Receive 2016 John Jay Medal for Justice

02/10/2016, US Department of Education, My Brother’s Keeper: Second Chance Pell 

01/27/2016, The Washington Post, WATCH Coffee @ WaPo: Out of Jail, Into Society

01/10/2016, The Wall Street Journal, Cuomo Plans College Classes for Inmates

12/22/2015, Christian Science Monitor, In Criminal Justice, Signs of a shift toward compassion

12/21/2015, The New York Times, Cuomo’s Pardon Plan for Youthful Offenders Draws Praise, Questions and Concerns

12/21/2105, WNYW-NY (FOX 5), Vivian Nixon interview on Cuomo’s new Youthful Offender Policy

12/17/2015, The Huffington Post, Leaders With Criminal Histories Should Be Included in Reform Debate

12/15/2015, Equality Indicator, Just Change Engaging Communities to Create Change

12/06/2015, El Diario, Activistas Piden Education En Las Prisones

12/03/2015, Times Union Capitol Confidential, Coalition calls on governor to restore eligibility for inmates

11/25/2015: The New York Times: A Criminal Record and College

11/24/2015: TruthOut: Higher Education Is A Key To Decarceration: Let’s Pass the REAL Act 

11/20/2015: New York Foundation: StoryCorps Podcast Series with Glenn Martin and Vivian Nixon 

11/07/2015: The New Orleans Advocate: New Orleanian among group successfully pushing for policy changes to benefit former prisoners

11/06/2015: Do Inmates Deserve a ‘Do Over’ After Prison? 

11/05/2015: The Washington Post: Obama, Congress push effort to ease hiring of former felons

11/03/2015, Metro: 15 years in, CCF fights to increase access to education in prisons

11/03/2015: MarketWatch: ‘Ban the box’ makes former criminals more employable

11/03/2015, Refinery29: What You Don’t Know About Life After Prison

11/03/2015, The Justice: “Letters” explores incarceration of women of color 

11/02/2015, The Guardian: Obama to announce executive actions to help prisoners rejoin society

10/29/2015, Refinery29: How One WomanMade It Out Of Prison And Into College

10/28/2015, WHCR Radio: Beyond Walls

10/26/2015, Metro: New York City has officially ‘banned the box’ for job applications

10/24/2015, Cosmopolitan: How “Orange Is The New Black” Author Piper Kerman Became a Prison Activist

10/11/2015, MSNBC: Melissa Harris Perry Show: DOJ to release 6,000 federal prisoners

10/07/2015, International Business Times: Prisoners Who Beat Harvard Debate Team Made Headlines, But Support for Prison Education Still Lagging

10/06/2015, The Bennington Banner: Incarceration forum brings experts to Bennington College

10/02/2015, The Philadelphia Tribune: Pope visits Philadelphia prison but gets ‘deserving of punishment’ wrong

09/30/2015, Refinery29: We Executed A Prison Role Model

09/30/2015, WHCR Radio: Beyond Walls

09/29/2015, BK LIVE: Prison Education

09/27/2015, MSNBC: CCF Executive Director Vivian Nixon appears as an expert on pope’s prison visit

09/23/2015, MNN: The Gilchrist Experience

08/18/2015, DNA Info: Organization Helps Formerly Incarcerated Women Gain Access to College

08/15/2015, WBAI Radio: On The Count

08/14/2015, The Hill: Education from the Inside Out op-ed by Vivian Nixon 

08/12/2015, The Promise of Pell an op-ed by Vivian Nixon and Glenn Martin 

08/12/2015, Chelsea Now: MetroCard Donation Project Travels Well 

08/11/2015, NPR’s To The Point, The Value of Giving Prisoners an Education

08/11/2015, TruthOut: FreeHer: Formerly Incarcerated Women Build a National Network

08/05/2015, WHCR Radio: Unlocked with Ricky Jones

08/05/2015, The Huffington Post, Pell Grant Myth Busters: Why Pell in Prison Isn’t as Controversial as You Think, op-ed by Vivian Nixon 

08/03/2015, WNYC: The Brian Lehrer Show: CCF Executive Director Vivian Nixon appears as guest 

08/02/2015, The Guardian: Pell grants to bring college back to prisons: US is ‘a nation of second chances’

07/31/2015, Time Magazine: Former Prisoners Applaud Program to Help Inmates Go To College

07/31/2015, MarketWatch: Obama administration extends Pell grants to prisoners

07/31/2015, ThinkProgress: Pressure Mounts For Obama To Ban The Box

07/26/2015, Tulsa World: Why Colleges should admit more ex-felons

07/18/2015, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry Show, Vivian Nixon appears as guest

07/11/2015, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry Show, Vivian Nixon appears as guest

06/21/2015, The Washington Post: Why colleges should admit more ex-felons

06/19/2015, The Observer: Pop-Up Classes in Harlem and Brooklyn Are Making Education More Accessible 

06/17/2015, The Hechinger Report: Formerly Incarcerated, with a learning disability, she’s now a college grad 

06/16/2015, The Washington Post: Radical Pop-Up Schools: A new way to reach educationally disadvantaged communities 

06/11/2015, New York Amsterdam News: Women changing the face of the formerly incarcerated 

06/02/2015, National Council on Crime & Delinquency: Reigniting Public Support for College in Prison 

06/01/2015, The Huffington Post: Let’s Get Real: Prison is No Place for Elitism- an op-ed by Vivian Nixon

05/27/2015, The Wall Street Journal: Society Poorly Served by Job Restriction on Ex-Convicts 

05/22/2015, The Huffington Post: The True Way to Reform is to Educate: Reinstate pell for incarcerated students, an op-ed by Vivian Nixon 

05/12/2015, TWC News: State Lawmakers Renew Push for Inmates to receive state funding degrees

05/12/2015, Troy Record: Lawmakers push to revive college aid for prison inmates 

05/12/2015, The Legislative Gazette, Advocates hope to expand access to college classes in state prisons 

05/12/2015, News Channel 13: Report: In-prison college betters society 

05/12/2015, Capital Tonight, Giving inmates Access to Education 

05/11/2015, Times Union: Restore funding and make college an option in prison, an op-ed by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery

03/17/2015, The Justice: Speakers look at incarceration 

03/02/2015, The Marshall Project: “Ban the Box” Campaigns Seek to End Discrimination Against Formerly Incarcerated College Applicants 

01/27/2015, The Associated Press: More Washington state inmates finding their way to college behind bars 

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