Cadet Debate at the Bard Prison Initiative
Four cadets on the Army Debate Team participated in a debate with four inmates at the Fishkill Correctional Facility as part of the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). The debate was the first of its kind conducted at the Fishkill facility. The debate highlighted the merits of the BPI program and gave cadets the opportunity to make a positive impact on inmates at Fishkill. Although there were no formal judges for the debate, cadets performed very admirably as many of the inmates and Bard College faculty commented how professional and well-prepared the cadets were for the debate.