2015, USA, Director and Producer: Roger Weisberg
Infamous as the birthplace for the saying “being sent up the river,” Sing Sing prison is now home to Hudson Link, an innovative “college behind bars.” First Degree follows three inmates as they pursue degrees, mentor at-risk youth, and prepare for life on the outside. In the process, the film offers compelling evidence of the redemptive power of education.
THE UNIVERSITY OF SING SING
2014, USA: HBO Documentary Films
“What happens to a dream deferred?” asked Langston Hughes in his classic poem “Harlem.” The question is especially relevant within the walls of the Sing Sing Correctional Facility, where 1,700 men serving lengthy prison sentences have the opportunity to attend college through Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison.
2011 USA, Director and Producer: Tim Skousen
Zero Percent takes you inside the college classroom at Sing Sing Correctional Facility and chronicles the journey of several students and their families, while they transform their lives through education. Zero Percent climaxes with the students, their friends and families celebrating their accomplishments at their college graduation.
Pope Francis’ Address to Prisoners in Philadelphia
MSNBC Weekends with Alex Witt 9/27/2015
Sean Pica from Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison joins Rev. Serene Jones and Joe Watkins to discuss Pope Francis’ address to prisoners in Philadelphia.
Prison Reform Through Inmate Education
MSNBC, Melissa Harris Perry Show 11/17/12
Sean Pica, executive director of Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, talks about his organization which provides education services to men and women in four New York state correctional facilities.
Why NY is Expanding Top Tier Higher Education in Prisons
CBS News This Morning 7/9/2016
President Obama became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison last year as he sought to build support for criminal justice reform. While it seemed to have bipartisan support in Congress this year, it now appears to be stalled amid the intensifying election campaign. But one state is moving ahead with a controversial plan to expand a rehabilitation program for some of its prison inmates. Mark Albert reports.
White House Convening for Second Chance Act
Whoopi Goldberg on ‘The View’ talks Hudson Link
Sean Pica on Statewide Prison Education Initiative
A View Inside Hudson Link’s College Program
Julian Bond Commencement Speech
Sing Sing Inmates Earn College Degrees
Hudson Link/Nyack College Student Debate
Transformation Through Education at Sing Sing
Hudson Link/Mercy College 2011 Graduation
Tim Robbins Keynotes Graduation-Part 1
Tim Robbins Keynotes Graduation-Part 2
WRNN-TV History of Hudson Link
Nigel L. Valedictorian Speech
Graduate Todd Young’s Valedictorian Speech
Valedictorian Douglas D. Graduation Interview