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Part 1: 'No One Ever Taught Me Any of That.'

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Part 1: 'No One Ever Taught Me Any of That.'

Incarcerated men and women in New York State are admitted to the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), one of the most rigorous college programs in America. As they begin their studies at Eastern and Taconic Correctional facilities, they discover that they will be held to the same high standards as Bard College students on the main campus in Annandale-on-Hudson.
S1 E1 Length 57:53 Premiere: 11.25.19

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College Behind Bars

About College Behind Bars

Explore the transformative power of education through the eyes of a dozen incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees – and a chance at new beginnings – from one of the country’s most rigorous prison education programs. A film by Lynn Novick.

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Part 4: 'Home is a Work in Progress'

S1 E4 Length 57:29 Premiere Date 11.26.19

Part 3: 'Every Single Word Matters'

S1 E3 Length 57:33 Premiere Date 11.26.19

Part 2: 'I'm Trying to Get Home to My Family, Too.'

S1 E2 Length 56:52 Premiere Date 11.25.19

Part 1: 'No One Ever Taught Me Any of That.'

S1 E1 Length 57:53 Premiere Date 11.25.19

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