Students in the Bard Prison Initiative. Still from the PBS documentary series College Behind Bars, courtesy PBS
The Emmy-nominated PBS series College Behind Bars
, which follows Bard Prison Initiative students and alumni/ae, has upended misconceptions about people in prison, who they are and what they can achieve. Director Lynn Novick and Jule Hall ’11—a BPI alumnus and Ford Foundation program associate who is featured in the film—discuss how politics and the pandemic are affecting students in prison.