Our guest is Sean Pica, Executive Director of Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison. Hudson Link provides college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated men and women to help them make a positive impact on their own lives, their families and communities, resulting in lower rates of recidivism, incarceration and poverty.

The college classes arc taught by adjunct professors and are identical to those taught at the teachers’ home colleges. Hudson Link is now in five prisons and works with Mercy, Nyack, Siena, SUNY Sullivan and Vassar college, Today over 300 students are enrolled in associates and bachelors programs in addition to classes in life skills and re-entry.