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.
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.
A view inside Hudson Link’s college program at Sing Sing.
Hudson Link and Nyack College Students Debate Obamacare at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.
Go inside Hudson Link’s college program at Sing Sing to learn how higher education is transforming lives inside and outside the prison walls.
Hudson Link/Mercy College 2011 Graduation at Sing Sing.
Actor Tim Robbins Keynote Speech 2009 Sing Sing Graduation – Part 2
Actor Tim Robbins Keynote Speech 2009 Sing Sing Graduation – Part 1.