Shot over four years in maximum and medium security prisons in New York State, the four-hour film takes viewers on a stark and intimate journey into one of the most pressing issues of our time – our failure to provide meaningful rehabilitation for the over two million Americans living behind bars. Through the personal stories of the students and their families, the film reveals the transformative power of higher education and puts a human face on America's criminal justice crisis. It raises questions we urgently need to address: What is prison for? Who has access to educational opportunity? Who among us is capable of academic excellence? How can we have justice without redemption?
COLLEGE BEHIND BARS is the story of a dozen incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees in the rigorous Bard Prison Initiative. The four-part documentary series reveals the transformative power of education.
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College Behind Bars Airs: Monday, Tuesday
College Behind Bars Status: Break
COLLEGE BEHIND BARS - General Information
Series Premiere: November 25, 2019 Classification: Documentary Genre: Action | Documentary Network: PBS Airs: Monday, Tuesday at 12:00 am Runtime: 60 Minutes
COLLEGE BEHIND BARS - Season 1 -- 4 Episodes
1x1 -- Nov 25, 2019 -- Part 1: 'No One Ever Taught Me Any of That.' 1x2 -- Nov 25, 2019 -- Part 2: 'I'm Trying to Get Home to My Family, Too.' 1x3 -- Nov 26, 2019 -- Part 3: 'Every Single Word Matters' 1x4 -- Nov 26, 2019 -- Part 4: 'Home is a Work in Progress'