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COLLEGE BEHIND BARS tells the personal stories of a dozen incarcerated men and women determined to turn their lives around and earn college degrees in the rigorous Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). Shot over four years in maximum and medium security prisons in NY State, the four-part documentary series puts a human face on mass incarceration and reveals the trans-formative power of education.

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Description

COLLEGE BEHIND BARS tells the personal stories of a dozen incarcerated men and women determined to turn their lives around and earn college degrees in the rigorous Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). Shot over four years in maximum and medium security prisons in NY State, the four-part documentary series puts a human face on mass incarceration and reveals the trans-formative power of education.

    • EPISODE 1

    Part One: “Nobody ever taught me any of that”

    Incarcerated men and women at Eastern and Taconic Correctional facilities are admitted to the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). When classes begin, they discover they must meet the same high standards as students on Bard College main campus.

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    • 55 Minutes

    Incarcerated men and women at Eastern and Taconic Correctional facilities are admitted to the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). When classes begin, they discover they must meet the same high standards as students on Bard College main campus.

    • HD
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    • 55 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Part Two: “I’m trying to get home to my family, too”

    Students address the difficult circumstances of their past. The debate team prepares to face the University of Vermont. Some make strides academically, as others are sent to the Special Housing Unit, SHU, jeopardizing their education.

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    • 54 Minutes

    Students address the difficult circumstances of their past. The debate team prepares to face the University of Vermont. Some make strides academically, as others are sent to the Special Housing Unit, SHU, jeopardizing their education.

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    • 54 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Part Three: “Every single word matters”

    The debate team faces West Point. Seniors embark on their thesis projects. Rodney and Dyjuan’s families visit, while Tamara receives terrible news from home. Shawta reckons with her path to prison and Jule struggles to find work in NYC.

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    • 55 Minutes

    The debate team faces West Point. Seniors embark on their thesis projects. Rodney and Dyjuan’s families visit, while Tamara receives terrible news from home. Shawta reckons with her path to prison and Jule struggles to find work in NYC.

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    • 55 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Part Four: “Home is a work in progress”

    The debate team faces Harvard. Seniors complete their 100-paged thesis projects. Giovannie is sent to the Special Housing Unit (SHU) and might not finish his project. Students at Taconic and Eatern receive their degrees at graduation.

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    • 55 Minutes

    The debate team faces Harvard. Seniors complete their 100-paged thesis projects. Giovannie is sent to the Special Housing Unit (SHU) and might not finish his project. Students at Taconic and Eatern receive their degrees at graduation.

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    • 55 Minutes
    • EPISODE 101

    6 Minute Preview

    Extended trailer for College Behind Bars, which reveals the transformative power of education through the stories of a group of incarcerated men and women trying to earn degrees.

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    • 6 Minutes

    Extended trailer for College Behind Bars, which reveals the transformative power of education through the stories of a group of incarcerated men and women trying to earn degrees.

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    • 6 Minutes
    • EPISODE 102

    The Do-Everything Pan

    Tamika, Shiloh and Shawnta explain how they are able to cook and what they eat, while incarcerated.

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    • 2 Minutes

    Tamika, Shiloh and Shawnta explain how they are able to cook and what they eat, while incarcerated.

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    • 2 Minutes
    • EPISODE 103

    Comma, Semicolon, Em Dash

    Giovannie and Chris reflect on how they express themselves in their letters home.

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    • 1 Minute

    Giovannie and Chris reflect on how they express themselves in their letters home.

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    • 1 Minute
    • EPISODE 104

    What Does Tragedy Mean?

    Chris and Shiloh, taking a class on the history of tragedy, talk about how texts by Sophocles and Shakespeare resonate for them.

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    • 2 Minutes

    Chris and Shiloh, taking a class on the history of tragedy, talk about how texts by Sophocles and Shakespeare resonate for them.

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    • 2 Minutes
    • EPISODE 105

    The Declaration of Freedom from Judgment

    Inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence and other historic American manifestos, Giovannie reads his own declaration.

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    • 2 Minutes

    Inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence and other historic American manifestos, Giovannie reads his own declaration.

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    • 2 Minutes
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