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College Behind Bars 

TV-14 | | Documentary | TV Series (2019– )
College Behind Bars is the inspiring, emotional, and deeply human story of men and women struggling to earn college degrees while in prison for serious crimes. In four years of study they ... See full summary »
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2019  
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Wesley Caines Wesley Caines ...  Self 1 episode, 2019
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College Behind Bars is the inspiring, emotional, and deeply human story of men and women struggling to earn college degrees while in prison for serious crimes. In four years of study they become accomplished scholars, shatter stereotypes, reckon with their pasts, and prepare to return to society. This is a groundbreaking exploration of incarceration, injustice, race in America and the transformative power of education.

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So powerful
13 December 2019 | by marthcroneSee all my reviews

It's amazing to see the transformation of the students here. I'm an educator at a community college, and I wish I had the privilege of having students who are this committed to learning! The single-minded focus on their classwork is astounding, and in my experience virtually impossible to replicate in the "real world". My students have jobs, families, hobbies, hijinks, Netflix and ESPN that they prioritize. The closest I've come to the dedication of these prisoners to pure academic activity was in my PhD program.

The documentary is a little slow, but very well done. It's inspiring and uplifting. Highly recommended


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25 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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