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    On Topic: Calvin Bell '24 & Dr. Kipton Jensen DISCUSS the impact of AYCGL's Higher Education in Prisons Program

    May 22, 2024

    In this latest installment of On Topic, recent alumnus Calvin Bell '24 and Dr. Kipton Jensen, professor of philosophy and leader of the Higher Education in Prisons Initiative at the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership (AYCGL), engage in an enlightening conversation about the transformative power of providing higher education opportunities to incarcerated individuals. They discuss the program's benefits and celebrate a significant milestone: the receipt of a $1.6 million congressional appropriations grant sponsored by Congresswoman Nikema Williams. This funding is poised to enhance and expand the program's reach, furthering its mission to democratize education within the prison system.

    This significant financial investment will enable Morehouse to further its mission of democratizing higher education within the prison system, aligning with the broader goals of HBCUs to address racial disparities in incarceration. Calvin Bell '24 and Dr. Kipton Jensen's discussion underscores the profound impact of education as a tool for social justice and transformation. Their dedication to the Higher Education in Prisons Initiative not only provides incarcerated individuals with valuable opportunities but also serves as a beacon of hope and change within the community. Join us in supporting and celebrating this vital work that seeks to dismantle systemic barriers and promote equity for all.

    To learn more about the Higher Education in Prisons Initiative, visit 


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