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BHCP Student Publishes Book Review in Online Journal

June 26, 2019
Tawana Anthony, a student in MMC’s Bedford Hills College Program (BHCP), wrote an insightful and incisive review of Homer Venter’s Life and Death in Rikers Island, published in Metropolitics, a peer-reviewed online journal that publishes academic essays aimed at an international audience.

Entitled “Incarceration, Human Rights, and Health: Life and Death in Rikers Island,” Anthony’s review commends Venter for his exposé on the inhumane and often life-threatening conditions that become “not just real—normal” for inmates at New York City’s most infamous jail. However, Anthony also highlights the ways in which Venter’s proposed solutions fail to address the deeper systemic problems plaguing the country’s correctional and healthcare systems. Read the complete review here.

About the BHCP
MMC is the sole degree-granting institution for the Bedford Hills College Program (BHCP) at the maximum-security Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women in Bedford Hills, New York. Through the BHCP, MMC offers courses that lead to an Associate of Arts degree in Social Sciences and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology or Politics and Human Rights, in addition to providing college-preparatory courses in writing and mathematics. Approximately 200 incarcerated women take MMC courses each semester and, since 1997, more than 225 incarcerated women have earned an MMC degree.