Beginning in the Spring 2015 semester, 36 men will take one of two NYU classes taught at the Wallkill Correctional Facility in New York State's Ulster County, with up to three additional courses offered during the summer of 2015.
Classes will be taught by NYU faculty and offer both intensive liberal arts study and introductory courses from NYU's professional schools, according to a media release.
Once released from prison, students enrolled in NYU PEP may seek to continue their college education at NYU or by transferring credits to another institution. This initiative will also include providing educational and employment counselling, community support for families, and other services such as legal assistance to address human rights, housing, and employment issues. This semester, Toral Gajarawala, associate professor of English in NYU's Faculty of Arts and Science, will teach "Literary Analysis and the Politics of Interpretation".