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First Degree

The expression, "sent up the river," was coined by convicts who were sent up the Hudson River to do their time at the infamous Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, NY. First Degree finds hope in this seemingly hopeless place by investigating an unusual college behind bars that is successfully preventing Sing Sing inmates from being sent BACK up the river after their release. Nationwide, over half of released inmates return to prison within 5 years, but for the past 14 years, less the1% of the inmates that received a college degree at Sing Sing returned to prison. 

This event is free and open to all.

Earlier Event: November 14
Growing Younger with Kashmyra Asnani
Later Event: November 16
Eclectics Jam