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In Gandhi's Footsteps: Kiran Bedi
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directed by Oystein F. Rakkenes (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 50 mins
Kiran Bedi, a small woman with a huge mission, has been compared to Mother Theresa and Mahatma Gandhi. She is, in fact, a police woman-- and a reformer. Kiran Bedi has worked in the most dangerous and violent parts of Indian society and has found non-violent solutions. She believes that police should help prevent...
directed by Oystein F. Rakkenes (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 50 mins
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New Gulag
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directed by Kari Mokko (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 41 mins
In the United States there are five thousand prisons and one and a half million prisoners. The prison system already costs thirty billion dollars per year to maintain and will escalate as stiffer sentences and tougher treatment are being demanded for criminals. Some estimate that half of all Americans will be inca...
directed by Kari Mokko (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 41 mins
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Prison for Kids
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directed by Patrick Charles-Messance and Axel Charles-Messance (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 45 mins
In a Phoenix, Arizona penitentiary, Sheriff Joe Arpalo has initiated an extremely controversial deterrent for juvenile delinquency, called "Smart Tents." It involves incarcerating children who have broken the law in a real prison for two days, to show them what they could become as adults if they don't clean up th...
directed by Patrick Charles-Messance and Axel Charles-Messance (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 45 mins
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Prison Lullabies
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produced by Brown Hats Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 1 hour 23 mins
Prison Lullabies is the remarkable portrait of four women living on the bad side of luck, struggling with drug addiction, arrested for dealing and prostitution and serving prison time with one common bond: they are pregnant. Amy, Monique, Joann and Ann Marie -- they all have given birth behind bars. For these wome...
produced by Brown Hats Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 1 hour 23 mins
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Justice: Japan Style
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produced by Ian Altschwager, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 25 mins
Almost every person charged with committing a serious crime in Japan is convicted and goes to jail. Jury trials simply do not exist and convictions are based on confessions. Some believe that Japanese criminal court cases are simply ceremonies to impose punishment rather than determine guilt. The filmmaker obtaine...
produced by Ian Altschwager, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 25 mins
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Prison Town USA
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directed by Po Kutchins and Katie Galloway; produced by Katie Galloway and Po Kutchins (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 15 mins
In the 1990s, at the height of the prison-building boom, a prison opened in rural America every 15 days. "Prison Town, USA" tells the story of Susanville, California, one small town that tries to resuscitate its economy by building a prison — with unanticipated consequences. Nestled in the picturesque foothills...
directed by Po Kutchins and Katie Galloway; produced by Katie Galloway and Po Kutchins (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 15 mins
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Criminal Injustice: Death and Politics at Attica
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directed by David Marshall; produced by Chris Christopher, fl. 1984-2017 and David Marshall (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour
In September of 1971, the infamous prison rebellion began at the Attica State Correctional Facility in upstate New York—a dramatic civil rights protest that ended with Governor Nelson Rockefeller ordering more than 600 state troopers to storm the prison and retake it with force. As a result of this forcible reta...
directed by David Marshall; produced by Chris Christopher, fl. 1984-2017 and David Marshall (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour
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Eye for Justice, 1, The Execution Protocol
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produced by Stephen Trombley, in Eye for Justice, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 2 hours 37 mins
Shot inside a state-of-the art maximum security prison in southeastern Missouri, the film delves into a world never before seen on film. All of Potosi Correctional Center's inmates face either death or are incarcerated for life without parole. No one leaves the prison, except in a hearse. Missouri has chosen letha...
produced by Stephen Trombley, in Eye for Justice, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 2 hours 37 mins
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