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Join WTVP for a FREE screening and panel discussion in the WTVP Studio of College Behind Bars.

  • Monday, November 18, 2019
  • WTVP Studio, 101 State Street, Peoria [Map & Directions]
  • Doors Open at 6:00 PM
  • Starts at 6:30 PM
  • FREE

There will be a panel discussion by community experts following the screening!

COLLEGE BEHIND BARS is not a story of non-violent drug offenders, false conviction or exoneration, unlike many recent documentary films about the criminal justice system. All of the Bard Prison Initiative students featured in the film are serving time for serious, often violent offenses. In wrenching, deeply personal interviews, they describe their childhoods and family backgrounds, reveal why they are incarcerated, express profound remorse, as well as hope for redemption and their worries about what life will bring after release from prison.

This new four-part documentary series by Lynn Novick follows prisoners through rigorous college program airing on WTVP Monday, November 25, 8 PM -Tuesday, November 26 , 8 PM.

Julie Sanders
For more information contact:
Julie Sanders | 309-495-0591 for more information.
College Behind Bars

Extended Trailer

Rating: NR

Men and women seek college degrees - and a chance at redemption - while incarcerated.