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. Jule, who earned his BA in German Studies in 2012, comes to terms with the crime that led to his incarceration and finally faces the parole board after twenty-one and a half years behind bars.
Monday, 9 p.m.
Part One: "No One Ever Taught Me Any of That"
Meet the incarcerated men and women enrolled in one of America's most rigorous college programs.
Part Two: "I'm Trying to Get Home to My Family, Too."
Learn more about the students' personal stories and the challenges of college in prison.
Tuesday, 9 p.m.
Part 3: Every Single Word Matters
The debate team faces rival West Point, and the students’ year long senior projects get underway.
Part 4: Home is a Work in Progress
As graduation nears, students grapple with their pasts and some face the realities of going home.
College Behind Bars, Monday and Tuesday at 9 p.m. on PBS 6.