College Behind Bars

The documentary film series by award-winning filmmaker Lynn Novick, produced by Sarah Botstein, and executive produced by Ken Burns, tells the story of a small group of incarcerated men and women struggling to earn college degrees and turn their lives around in one of the most rigorous and effective prison education programs in the United States - the Bard Prison Initiative.

All Past Episodes

Parts Three & Four: Every Single Word Matters; Home Is a Work in Progress

01:56:46 | #103 | TV-14

The students embark on year-long senior projects, and the prison debate team faces West Point and Harvard. Some students face the realities of going home. Bachelor's and associate degrees are awarded on graduation day.

Parts One & Two: No One Ever Taught Me Any of That; I'm Trying to Get Home to My Family, Too

01:56:46 | #101 | TV-14

Meet the incarcerated men and women admitted to the rigorous Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). Some students make great strides academically, only to discover BPI keeps raising the bar.

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