Dr. Caroline M. Parker
Caroline is an anthropologist and carceral theorist at the University of Manchester. She earned her Ph.D. at Columbia University, an Ivy- League university that delivers higher education in prisons in New York State. Since returning to England in 2019, Caroline has been striving to make higher education available in prisons in the United Kingdom. She is the Founder and Director of Learning in Prison, and she is a member of the Bard Prison Initiative’s Global Community of Practice, a network of educators dedicated to developing prison-based higher education.
Dr Jessica Neptune - Advisor for Program Development
Learning in Prison has benefited from the deep subject matter expertise of Dr Jessica Neptune, Associate Director of National Programs for the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), which delivers undergraduate degrees in the Liberal Arts to incarcerated students in New York State on a tuition- free basis. BPI is now over twenty years old, and its incarcerated students have collectively earned over 600 degrees. Today, Jessica leads a Global Community of Practice and Consortium for the Liberal Arts in Prison.