Former Inmate (02:39)
Jule Hall recalls a homeless woman singing "A Change is Gonna Come" on the subway and thinking he had to get out of prison. (Credits)
Bard Prison Initiative vs. West Point (06:18)
At Eastern Correctional Facility, two teams compete in a debate about nationalizing the pharmaceutical industry. BPI students discuss the process; a West Point student reflects on his experience.
Family Relationships (04:13)
Dyjuan Tatro compares his education in prison to that of his brother Kanan's. He visits with family and discusses taking care of his mother; the brothers are competitive.
Bard College Expectations (07:02)
Every bachelor's student must do a senior project. Leon Botstein discusses a BPI student's project on German studies. BA students participate in Moderation and obtain research materials from the main Bard campus.
Life After Prison (03:38)
Hall lives with his aunt in Brooklyn, NY; he continues to practice German language skills. Jed Tucker helps BPI students with academic and job placement. Hall and Kanan reflect on being judged for their pasts.
Taconic Correctional Facility (03:53)
BPI students work toward an associate's degree. They discuss "the other" in the context of "Emma." Shawnta Montgomery discusses her family life and abusive boyfriend "B."
Prison Visitation (03:40)
Rodney Spivey-Jones visits with his sister who is often out of state. He reflects on her deployments to Afghanistan and the importance of conversations; he and his sister have a close relationship.
Poetry Slam (04:03)
AA students read their poetry. Tamara Barley discusses her grades and the death of her brother. Her mother Anita Barley discusses the impact of the prison education program.
Family Conflict (03:56)
Tamika Graham reflects on her relationship with her mother. Sonya Graham resents her daughter committing a crime and getting a free education; she refuses to attend her graduation.
Prison Reform (04:43)
Experts discuss public perceptions of prison and rehabilitation; a pilot program provides funding to 12,000 incarcerated students. BPI students discuss obtaining an education and returning to society.
Employment Success (02:43)
Hall obtains a job with a marketing company six months after his release. He discusses catching up on technology skills and enjoying life.
Domestic Violence (07:37)
Shawnta Montgomery and Tamika prepare a meal. Montgomery will be released in a month and she wants to support herself. She discusses her life with "B," her daughter's death, and giving her son up for adoption.
Credits: Part Three: Every Single Word Matters (01:01)
Credits: Part Three: Every Single Word Matters
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