Bard Prison Initiative alumnus and staff member Dyjuan Tatro is one of thousands of New Yorkers on parole who can be sent back to jail for technical violations—small and sometimes unavoidable mistakes, like returning home from work after curfew.
Tatro and other advocates are fighting to change the strict parole regulations with the Less Is More Act.
He is a math major with a 3.72 GPA and was part of the team of inmates who beat Harvard in a debate. That evening was nothing…” Dyjuan Tatro, 31, has served 11 years for violent gang and drug crimes. He was released in August 2017 and less than a year later, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
The three men had been incarcerated since their teens and twenties — Polanco and Snyder for murder, and Tatro for gang violence and racketeering. Dyjuan Tatro and Kanan Tatro Photos Photos - Kanan Tatro and Dyjuan Tatro attend the special screening of COLLEGE BEHIND BARS after party at Red Rooster on November 12, 2019 in New York City. Dyjuan Tatro served 12 years in prison and during the last four,, he took a full course load through Bard College.
So, where is the team now? Dyjuan Tatro was a member of the Bard Prison Initiative debate team at Eastern New York Correctional Facility that beat Harvard University in 2015. Mr. Tatro was released from prison in 2017, spent the next year working on his senior project and earning his degree, and is now serving as a government affairs associate for BPI. Dyjuan Tatro served 12 years in prison and during the last four,, he took a full course load through Bard College. 576 Likes, 37 Comments - Dyjuan Tatro (@dyjuan.t) on Instagram: “On Nov. 12th, we screened #collegebehindbarspbs at the @apollotheater. ... Now… Dyjuan Tatro lives in New York and works for Bard Prison Initiative. Carlos Polanco, Carl Snyder, and Dyjuan Tatro had come a long way from where they started.