“College Behind Bars” by Lynn Novick


The Bard Prison Initiative provides a rigorous college education for a small number of prisoners in New York State.   Starting on Monday, November 25 at 9 p.m., on PBS (Check local listings.) and continuing over four weeks, this mini-series follows some of those students through their academic and personal paths.  The documentary by Lynn Novick illustrates “the transformative power of education through the eyes of incarcerated people.”

Over the past three months, Not in Our Town Princeton has been exploring racial bias in the criminal (in)justice system in America in its Continuing Conversation on Race and White Privilege.  The last installment featuring “Prison Abolition and the Long Freedom Struggle,” a presentation by Ruha Benjamin, will be held on Monday, December 2 at 7 pm at the Princeton Public Library.

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