(NEWSER) – Next up, a debate with the parole board? The Ivy League's finest debate team was defeated by a team of prisoners from a maximum-security prison in New York state. The three-man Eastern New York Correctional Facility team was declared the winner on Sept. 18 after debating for an hour with Harvard's debate team, which won the national title this year, the AP reports.

In a Facebook post, the Harvard undergraduates said they were proud to lose to the "phenomenally intelligent and articulate team" of inmates. The prison team—which wasn't allowed to use the Internet for research—made the case against allowing undocumented children into public schools, a position that they personally strongly disagreed with.

This weekend, three members of the HCDU had the privilege of competing against members of the Bard Prison Initiative's...

Posted by Harvard College Debating Union on Sunday, September 20, 2015

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