Criminal Justice & Law


New! Crime-Solving with DNA Evidence 55 min.

Retro Report on PBS reports on solving crimes with DNA evidence, drug regulations that stem from a devastating pill, robot ambivalence, and role-playing games as a solution to screen addiction. Andy Borowitz lampoons “no-news.”

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Texting Could Reduce Suicides 55 min.

Retro Report on PBS examines how texting could reduce suicides, surrogate parenthood, the legacy of lead-based paint, and climate help from the Cold War. Andy Borowitz links a river that used to catch on fire to fracking today.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Why Crime Witnesses Fail to Act 54 min.

Retro Report on PBS examines why crime witnesses fail to act, a naval officer who transformed the U.S. military, medical applications for psychedelic drugs, and the voyage of a trash barge that persuaded us to recycle. Andy Borowitz highlights lunar hoax theorists.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Ken Burns Presents: College Behind Bars - A Film by Lynn Novick 220 min.

This four-part series tells the story of a small group 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 (BPI). Shot over four years in maximum and medium security prisons in New York State, the programs take viewers on a stark and intimat...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Part Four: Home Is A Work In Progress 56 min.

The debate team faces Harvard. Seniors complete their 100-paged thesis projects. Giovannie is sent to the Special Housing Unit (SHU) and might not finish his project. Students at Taconic and Eastern receive their degrees at graduation.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Part One: Nobody Ever Taught Me Any Of That 56 min.

Incarcerated men and women at Eastern and Taconic Correctional facilities are admitted to the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). When classes begin, they discover they must meet the same high standards as students on Bard College main campus.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Part Three: Every Single Word Matters 56 min.

The debate team faces West Point. Seniors embark on their thesis projects. Rodney and Dyjuan’s families visit, while Tamara receives terrible news from home. Shawta reckons with her path to prison and Jule struggles to find work in NYC.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Part Two: I’m Trying To Get Home To My Family, Too 55 min.

Students address the difficult circumstances of their past. The debate team prepares to face the University of Vermont. Some make strides academically, as others are sent to the Special Housing Unit, SHU, jeopardizing their education.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Sex Trafficking in America 54 min.

FRONTLINE tells the unimaginable stories of young women coerced into prostitution—and follows one police unit that is committed to rooting out sexual exploitation. With extensive and intimate access to local law enforcement, prosecutors, service providers and the women themselves, the film shines a light on the hidden reality of sex trafficking in America.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality 101 min.

This feature documentary follows Bryan Stevenson – lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative – through his experiences as a capital defense attorney and advocate for community-based reform. Interweaving watershed moments from Stevenson’s cases with insights from his clients, colleagues and members of his family, the film focuses on Stevenson’s life and career – particularly his indictment...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019