News and Events

We sponsor and participate in major public events.

Thurs, April 15, 2021

6 pm

Manhattan District Attorney Democratic Candidate Debate

Host : NYU Wagner’s Students for Criminal Justice Reform 

PAST

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

12.30 – 2 pm

NYU Reads : Racial Justice and Prison Education

Host : Skirball Talks

PAST

Mon, Nov 21, 2020

10 am

Screening: Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman show 'Notes from the Field'

Host : Skirball Talks

PAST

Wed, Oct 1

5 – 7 am

Point of Triangulation : Exhib. & Panel Discussion

Host : Michelle Jones

Frederick Douglass argued that the photograph is a social force that can sway the heart by way of the eye. In the case of the formerly incarcerated, a photograph’s real work is to demand that others see …

PAST

Tue, Oct 30 

6 pm

3rd NYU PEP Graduation at Wallkill

Host : NYU PEP

NYU’s Prison Education Program (PEP) celebrated its third annual graduation on Monday, October 28, 2019, with a ceremony at the Wallkill Correctional Facility in upstate New York. Graduates Rayvon Gordon, …

PAST

Wed, Oct 1

5 – 7 am

Point of Triangulation : Exhib. & Panel Discussion

Host : Michelle Jones

Frederick Douglass argued that the photograph is a social force that can sway the heart by way of the eye. In the case of the formerly incarcerated, a photograph’s real work is to demand that others see …

Prison Education Mutual Aid Coalition

In the wake of hosting their first panel event, "Inside-Outside Organizing During the Pandemic," a group of NYU students from the Prison Education Mutual Aid Coalition (PEP MAC) met last weekend to send food packages to women upstate at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in collaboration with the organizations Mothers On the Inside and South Brooklyn Mutual Aid. To reach PEP MAC email: pepmutualaidcoalition@gmail.com; follow on Instagram @pep_mutual_aid_coalition; or donate on Venmo @pepmac

A letter from our Faculty Director

In this month's December 2020 newsletter, read a letter from our Faculty Director Nikhil Pal Singh.

This moment: Our Students

Our November 2020 newsletter shares important updates on how students have continued college coursework at Wallkill Correctional Facility as well as how we're staying connected with students throughout New York City and on campus. This Fall, we've also welcomed Nikhil Singh as returning Faculty Director and Shabnam Javdani as our new Associate Faculty Director.

Watch Virtual Event: Racial Justice & Prison Education

Thank you to everyone who joined us on September 29 for a special event in the NYU Reads and NYU BeTogether Global Scholars & Innovators Series: A Panel on Racial Justice and Prison Education with Nikhil Singh, Faculty Director of the NYU Prison Education Program; Kaitlin Noss, Administrative Director of the NYU Prison Education Program; and NYU students and Prison Education Program alumni Jose Díaz and Zachary Gillespie with special introduction by NYU President Andrew Hamilton.

Congrats to PEP Writers in this year’s Gallatin Review

Six students at Wallkill Correctional Facility were published in this year’s Gallatin Review, an annual student journal at NYU. Two students have earned first prize awards. Mychal Pagan has won first prize in poetry for “Stigmas of the Caged” and Hashani Forrester has won first prize in prose for “Intangible Wounds.” Read this year’s 35th Volume online at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

Housing & Updates, PEP Newsletter

Our courses continue to run this semester at Wallkill Correctional Facility through weekly correspondence. Over the past month, one of our top priorities has been to provide stable transitional housing for students who have been released from prison during our current public health crisis. Get more updates in our April 2020 Newsletter.

COVID-19, PEP Newsletter

We have been working diligently for the past two weeks on a plan to stay in communication with the students up at Wallkill Correctional Facility and with our students who are home. Read more to learn about how we are supporting one another.

“Fire in the Lake” PEP Creative Publication 2019

Students enrolled in NYU at Wallkill Correctional Facility have published their third collection of creative writing through a year-long course at the prison called Creating a Publication taught by Professor Allyson Paty. The title, “Fire in the Lake,” came from a poem written by one of the publication’s contributors. This is the third publication to be created by NYU PEP students.

Announcing Grant for Formerly Incarcerated Students

NYU has recently announced a new scholarship to award two undergraduate students, formerly incarcerated, each year up to the full cost of tuition – starting in Fall 2020. This funding is in addition to the full-tuition scholarships currently awarded through the prison education program to students transferring from Wallkill C.F. to campus.