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The last graduation : the Movement for College Programs in New York State prisons after Attica

Author: Barbara Zahm; Zahm Productions.; Deep Dish TV Network.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Deep Dish Television, ©1997.
Series: Lock Down USA.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Researcher Barbara Zahm gives a brief history of the 1971 Attica Prison Rebellion in which forty-three men died, and the college prison program which was initiated afterward. After interviews with prison inmates, "The Movement for College Programs of New York State Prisons After Attica" was formed. Zahm tells of her transformation after working with the inmates and her anguish over the Congressional decision to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Zahm; Zahm Productions.; Deep Dish TV Network.
OCLC Number: 41585339
Performer(s): Barbara Zahm, narrator.
Description: 1 videocassette (approximately 55 min.) : color with black and white seq. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Lock Down USA.
Other Titles: Movement for College Programs in New York State prisons after Attica
Responsibility: presented by Zahm Productions and Deep Dish TV ; producer/director, Barbara Zahm.

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Researcher Barbara Zahm gives a brief history of the 1971 Attica Prison Rebellion in which forty-three men died, and the college prison program which was initiated afterward. After interviews with prison inmates, "The Movement for College Programs of New York State Prisons After Attica" was formed. Zahm tells of her transformation after working with the inmates and her anguish over the Congressional decision to eliminate Pell Grants for prisoners, thus ending the program and leading to the "Last Graduation". As of 1997 funding cuts had not been restored.

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