ESG is pleased to announce the appointment of Carole Cafferty as Program Administrator for the MIT Initiative for Teaching Incarcerated Individuals (MITI²). She will join Lee Perlman, director of MITI² and long-time philosophy lecturer at ESG, to further the work of the initiative, a key element of which is class offerings that are taken jointly by MIT students and incarcerated individuals.
In this newly created role Carole will manage all administrative aspects of MITI², interface with correctional facilities throughout Massachusetts, engage in long-range planning, and handle all communications and event planning for the program. Goals include envisioning and realizing new opportunities for education of justice-involved men and women, expanding the horizon of MIT students, public service outreach to the broader Massachusetts community, and transforming the initiative into a multi-university consortium based at MIT.
Carole brings over 25 years of experience as a corrections professional to her role. A committed advocate for incarcerated individuals, she has dedicated her career to creating educational and programming initiatives within correctional facilities. She is well respected for her creative program design and collaboration with community-based agencies and academic institutions alike. Throughout her career she has created emotional literacy and digital learning programs, as well as treatment programs that have prepared men and women for successful release back into their communities. Carole is a graduate of St. Anselm College and holds a Master’s degree in Correctional Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell where she currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty member in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies.
We are certain that Carole’s experience and commitment to social justice will be of great benefit to the MITI2. Please join us in welcoming her to ESG and MIT.