Part 4: 'Home is a Work in Progress' - The debate union faces Harvard. While Rodney and Sebastian complete their 100-page senior projects and present them to faculty, Giovannie gets into trouble and is sent to SHU, not able to complete his project before being released. At graduation at Taconic, Tamara, Tamika and Shawnta receive associate degrees, while at Eastern, Rodney and Sebastian receive bachelor’s degrees.
As graduation nears, students grapple with the past and some face the realities of release
The debate team faces rival West Point, and the students’ senior projects get underway.
Learn more about the students' personal stories and the challenges of college in prison.
Meet the incarcerated students enrolled in one of America's most rigorous college programs
About College Behind Bars
College Behind Bars is the inspiring, emotional, 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 scholars, shatter stereotypes, reckon with their pasts, and prepare to return to society. A groundbreaking exploration of incarceration, injustice, race in America, and the transformative power of education.
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