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Older Press Coverage

Times Union - Repeal of 1990s Policy Could Transform Prison Education in New York

Fortune: Criminal Justice Reform Advocates See Prime Opportunity in 2020 Election

THE HILL: Congress should restore Pell Grant eligibility to incarcerated individuals

Inside Higher Education: Taking Stock of Pell Grants Behind Bars

CITY LIMITS: Decarcerating NYC Starts With Building Smaller Jails

THEM: How A Women's Facility Gave This Trans Prisoner a Future

NY Fox 5: Harlem Nonprofit Helping Women Earn College Degrees

NY Times Student Journalism Institute: One Organization’s Mission to Support Women After Prison

The Hill: Vivian Nixon op-ed on removing education barriers as the key to success for formerly incarcerated people

Essence: Vivian Nixon On Helping Women With Criminal Justice Histories Earn Degrees, Achieve Their Dreams

USA Today: Vivian Nixon and DeAnna Hoskins’ op-ed on conditions in prisons nationwide

The Hill: Vivian Nixon’s op-ed The Doublethink of the FIRST STEP Act

The Intercept: The FIRST STEP Act has sinister implications for the poor and marginalized

NewsMax: Read Vivian Nixon’s articles about #MeToo, America’s obsession with punishment, and the poverty-to-prison pipeline

Albany Times-Union: Vivian Nixon’s op-ed about the importance of restoring Pell grants to incarcerated students

The Crime Report: Vivian Nixon’s op-ed about New York State legislative pushback against SUNY banning the box

NBC Think: Vivian Nixon’s op-ed about education as a key strategy for successful reentry

Vice: What Will the Future of Incarceration Look Like?

Inside Philanthropy: Who’s Helping the Formerly Incarcerated Lead the Fight for Criminal Justice Reform?

Huffington Post: Vivian Nixon’s op-ed on banning the box

New York Times: SUNY to Stop Asking Applicants About Felony Convictions

Refinery29: What Women Who are Just Getting Out of Prison Really Need

Black Enterprise: This Woman Went from Prison to Executive Leader of a Nonprofit

Splinter: The graduation you haven’t attended this year

DNAinfo: Formerly Incarcerated Women Celebrate Second Chance with College Degrees

Bustle: How This Nonprofit Director Gives Women with Criminal Convictions a Second Chance