Alexander Hall

Alex Hall has a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Bard College through the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). He was released in 2018 and now lives in New York City, where he co-owns a small gym in Long Island City and works as a Housing Associate for BPI, assisting returning alumni with their transitional and affordable housing needs.

My Surprisingly Friendly Post-Prison Life

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Yes, I encountered stigma, but also empathy and understanding – in part, because so many Americans know someone who’s been locked up.

I’m Not That Guy Anymore

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I hated school—until I got slapped with a 15-year prison sentence and discovered calculus, Mandarin and the college degree I never knew I wanted.