Passport to the Future

Accessing Higher Education in an Era of Mass Incarceration

A documentary film exploring barriers to college admissions for applicants with criminal records.

While mass incarceration is increasingly being recognized as the greatest civil rights issue of our time, the barriers to higher education have remained a hidden and overlooked consequence to rebuilding lives after prison. The video, Passport To The Future, was produced by Benay Rubenstein, Founder of College Initiative and 2011 Soros Justice Fellow and Jeremy Robins, filmmaker.  The Center for Community Alternatives served as the host organization for Ms. Rubenstein's work through the Open Society Foundations.