P2CP Program Is Expanding with Support from The David Rockefeller Fund, Ford Foundation, JM Kaplan Fund, Teagle Foundation and Pinkerton Foundation
At the Otisville Correctional Facility, students enrolled in the Prison-To-College-Pipeline (P2CP) anxiously waited to greet a group of visitors who had traveled to the prison specifically to meet them.
“This is a special event,” said Dylan Knapp, a current P2CP student who was scheduled to speak on a panel later in the afternoon. “We’ve spent a lot of time preparing for this.”
The visit was hosted by the Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College and by the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) as an opportunity for various stakeholders—including John Jay College President Karol Mason, city and state officials, corrections professionals, educators, students, and funders—to learn more about the impact of the ground-breaking P2CP program, which allows incarcerated people to begin their college careers while still incarcerated and finish them upon release. Since its beginning in 2011, the program has garnered the support of various foundations including the David Rockefeller Fund, the Ford Foundation, JM Kaplan Fund, the Teagle Foundation, the Pinkerton Foundation, and more...