Bryan Jordan

Bryan Jordan was one of 12 incarcerated people selected of more than 600 applicants to be a part of the Yale Prison Eduction Initiative’s inaugural class. The program’s director, Zelda Fitzgerald, wrote a letter to the court in support of Jordan. “Mr. Jordan immediately demonstrated himself to be an extraordinary candidate,” she wrote. “In his written component, when asked why he wished to enroll in the program, he responded, ‘To help myself become a better reflection of what I believe I am capable becoming if given access to a structured education.'” Zelda Fitzgerald /