College Behind Bars
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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 redemption – from one of the country’s most rigorous prison education programs. The four-hour series is directed and produced by Peabody-Award winning filmmaker Lynn Novick, produced by Sarah Botstein, and executive produced by Ken Burns.

College Behind Bars is supported locally by the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis.

College Behind Bars

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Men and women earn college degrees - and a chance at new beginnings - while incarcerated.

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College Behind Bars
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Part 1: 'No One Ever Taught Me Any of That.'
College Behind Bars
Part 1: 'No One Ever Taught Me Any of That.'
Part 2: 'I'm Trying to Get Home to My Family, Too.
College Behind Bars
Part 2: 'I'm Trying to Get Home to My Family, Too.
Part 3: 'Every Single Word Matters'
College Behind Bars
Part 3: 'Every Single Word Matters'
Part 4: 'Home is a Work in Progress'
College Behind Bars
Part 4: 'Home is a Work in Progress'