Our Programs

College Preparatory

61% of Incarcerated People Have Fewer than 8 Years of Education

In order to be eligible to enroll in a Hudson Link college program, students must have either a high school diploma or GED, and pass a college placement exam. To help prepare students for the challenges and rigors of attending college classes, we created Hudson Link’s College Preparatory School an intensive one-year, six-course program.

At the end of the one-year program, students are eligible to take a placement exam to assess their college readiness.


600+ Students Currently Enrolled

In collaboration with accredited institutions of higher learning, Hudson Link’s college program is the core of our endeavors.

Partnering with Columbia University, Columbia-Greene Community College, Marymount Manhattan College, Mercy College, St. Thomas Aquinas College, SUNY Sullivan, Ulster Community College, and Vassar College.

Hudson Link also sponsors Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Behavioral Science, Liberal Arts and Organizational Management.

College Completion

700+ College Degrees Awarded

Many Hudson Link college graduates function as mentors, tutors, and exam proctors for current students.

The College Completion Program to provide students who have been released from prison prior to finishing school an opportunity to fulfill their degree requirements.

Hudson Link On Campus provides students with options for continuing their education at various on-campus locations throughout New York State.

Alumni Services

1200+ Alumni Returned to their Families & Communities

In order to ensure a successful transition to life after incarceration, Hudson Link partners with reentry and community organizations to provide supportive services for our alumni.

Hudson Link’s Alumni Office also offers job readiness skills including resume writing, job search assistance, interview attire, laptops and computer training, professional mentoring and internship opportunities.

Our Partners


9 College Partners across NY State Awarding Associate and Bachelor Degrees

Hudson Link has formed robust partnerships with nine college partners and sponsors Associate and Bachelor degree programs in five correctional facilities across New York State. Associate degrees are in Liberal Arts and Sciences, while Bachelor degrees are in Behavioral Science and Organizational Management.

At the heart of our enterprise, are our college partners. Click on any organization below to read more.


Correctional Facilities

5 Correctional Facilities throughout NY State Supporting our Programs

As the only non-profit agency in the United States founded and staffed by formerly incarcerated people, Hudson Link has forged a strong bond with the administration and staff of the NY State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, which enables our college degree programs to reach a growing number of incarcerated students across the state.

We forge strong relationships with correctional facilities throughout New York State. Click on any organization below to read more.



9 Professional and Philanthropic Organizations among the NY Community

Hudson Link partners with many community-based organizations to ensure the post-release success for our alumni. Hudson Link’s Alumni Program provides job readiness skills including resume writing, employment search, professional attire, laptops and technological training, professional mentoring and job opportunities.

To give our alumni the best chance for success upon release, we develop close ties to other effective professional and philanthropic organizations. Click on any organization below to read more.



Free Think and Stand Together take you inside Hudson Link’s program at Sing Sing.

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