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Dogs On The Inside - Abused Dogs and Prison Inmates Healing
Dogs on the Inside follows the relationships between abused dogs and prison inmates working towards a second chance. In an attempt to re-build their confidence and prepare for a new life, these prisoners must learn to handle and care for a group of neglected strays. This heart-warming story shows the…
The Last Graduation - The Rise and Fall of College Programs in Prison
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…
Caesar Must Die
The theater in Rome's Rebibbia Prison. A performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has just ended amidst much applause. The lights dim on the actors and they become prisoners once again as they are accompanied back to their cells. SIX MONTHS EARLIER The warden and a theater director speak to the…
Fight to the Max - Louisiana Prison Boxing Championships 
From Simeon Soffer (director of the Academy Award nominated documentary THE WILDEST SHOW IN THE SOUTH) comes the new film FIGHT TO THE MAX, which spotlights the Louisiana Prison Boxing Championships and the trials and tribulations of incarcerated boxers who fight for pride and redemption in one of the country's…
Bedlam Behind Bars
BBC
There is a crisis today in America's prison system which has little to do with crime. It contributes to the abuse and even the deaths of some prisoners at the hands of those paid to take care of them. With access to two US jails, reporter Hilary Andersson finds America's…
Prison State - The Cycle of Incarceration in America
Part of the Series: Frontline
With this intimate, graphic film, award-winning director Dan Edge follows four residents of a housing project in Louisville, Ky., as they cycle in and out of the state's jails and prisons. More than two years in the making, the program uses deep access to the Louisville jail to offer raw…
The Farm, Angola Prison USA - Inside One of America's Most Famous Prisons
There are three things Angola will do to a man. Number one: it will bring you to the crossroads of a turning point. Number two: it will harden you. Number three: it will kill you. So tells Eugene Tannehill, inmate of the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, the largest maximum…
Pa├▒o Arte: Images from Inside - Chicano Folk Art
This documentary is the first to explore the Chicano folk art of Pano Arte (drawing on handkerchiefs). Originating in prisons, Pano Art is created primarily by Chicano inmates in the Southwestern U.S. Pano Arte: Images from Inside explores the art form using the images of over 60 panos to discuss…
Jail Caesar
A feature film that tells the timeless story of an adolescence shaped by social and political events. It charts a young man's impassioned quest for power, for the meaning of freedom and to know himself, to live his dreams, and achieve his ambitions. The film explores his struggle to survive…
Short Eyes
Short Eyes is set in an unnamed prison in New York City, whose inmates are predominantly black or Puerto Rican. One day, Clark Davis, a young, middle-class white man accused of raping a young girl, arrives. His fellow prisoners immediately turn on him -- pedophiles are considered the lowest form…
A Jail in Colombia
A look inside the La Modelo prison in Bogota. Colombia. Called a "model" prison by Colombia officials the prison in reality is controlled more by the prisoners than the guards. With 5000 prisoners for 2400 spots, and not more than 150 security guards assigned to the prison. The prison is…
John Brown's Body at San Quentin Prison - Prisoners Heal Through Theater
John Brown's Body at San Quentin Prison is a film about America - the far history, slavery and the Civil War - and the near history, the lives of a particular group of prisoners serving life sentences for murder at San Quentin prison. These two histories meet through a drama…