Sebastian Yun, Director, Lynn Novick discussed on Fresh Air

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Would get a motion of number they are like congratulations good job and then they're like strip and then you know you approach in the search area you're in this liminal place and you know they like stripped and they trust you right back in the press a new browser member not a whole lot I'm a college student your normal brother I'm an uncle on the sun but that's why in this is not me this is not my identity I'm not going to wear you know I'm not taking it back to my so I'm going to sleep with that said I want to draw and Sebastian Yun from the PBS documentary college behind bars which premieres tonight on PBS also with us is the director of the documentary and flick Sebastian you how long after your graduation did you have to Sir before you got released our two more years after my bachelor's degree in two thousand seventeen what was that have what was that time like for you I never stopped being a student even after you graduate all as long as you are in a prison in which part prison initiative operates you're allowed to take courses and was incredible is that you can also serve as tutors so you're constantly working with other students who are trying to obtain their associate's degrees or bachelor's and if people stayed in touch with folks you know from the program and help people you helped I would say that all my friends right now or my peers from the B. P. R. program and our network is really growing when they come home now I'll be off to help each other get jobs that's how I got my job at open society foundations and read just a really is tied court and we see each other as family because we've been to the same struggles it was not the same education we're talking about the new PBS documentary college behind bars with Lynn Novick who directed the series and also with us our Sebastian Yun and die one Teatro two formerly incarcerated graduates of the bard prison initiative that both are in college degrees and are now employed we will continue our conversation after the short break this is fresh AIR WNYC is supported by the vision zero initiative in New York City one in three pedestrian deaths or serious injuries involve a turning vehicle vision zero encourages drivers to turn slowly and always watch for pedestrians and cyclists.

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