College Behind Bars

Posted on Nov 18, 2019

New from award-winning filmmaker Lynn Novick and producer Ken Burns, this documentary tells the story 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. Shot over four years in maximum and medium security prisons in New York State, the film puts a human face on America’s criminal justice crisis, telling the stories of the students and their families and revealing the transformative power of higher education.

Watch the extended trailer here.

Watch Parts 1-2 Monday, November 25
Watch Parts 3-4 Tuesday, November 26
Starts at 8 p.m. on Austin PBS.