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From Ball and Chain to Cap and Gown: Getting a B.A....

Clip: 07/26/2011 | 10m 59s

What college is tougher to get into than Harvard, Princeton or Yale? Bard College. Not the campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., but the one behind bars in five Empire State prisons. The privately funded Bard Prison Initiative is putting convicts through a rigorous B.A. program that would challenge even the smartest Ivy Leaguers.

Aired: 07/26/11

Rating: NR

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