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Visions Of Abolition: From Critical Resistance To A New Way Of Life
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directed by Shigematsu Setsu, fl. 2010-2012 (Pottstown, PA: MVD Entertainment Group, 2012), 1 hour 37 mins
The voices of women caught in the criminal justice system and leading scholars of prison abolition, examining the racial and gendered violence of the prison system. Part II, "Abolition: Past, Present, and Future" documents the recent history of the prison abolition movement through the organizing efforts of Critic...
directed by Shigematsu Setsu, fl. 2010-2012 (Pottstown, PA: MVD Entertainment Group, 2012), 1 hour 37 mins
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After Prison: Navigating Employment and Reintegration
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written by James Young; edited by Adrienne Peters and Rose Ricciardelli (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2017), 288 page(s)
Employment for former prisoners is a critical pathway toward reintegration into society and is central to the processes of desistance from crime. Nevertheless, the economic climate in Western countries has aggravated the ability of former prisoners and people with criminal records to find gainful employment.After...
written by James Young; edited by Adrienne Peters and Rose Ricciardelli (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2017), 288 page(s)
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Prisons Uncovered: Out of Control?
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directed by Marc Sigsworth; produced by Marc Sigsworth and Elaine Carolton, fl. 2008, Clover Films (London, England: TVF International, 2018), 50 mins
The UK Prison system is collapsing. Staff shortages, under-funding, corruption, violence and an exploding drug epidemic have gone hand in hand to create a very dangerous cycle.Violence behind bars is the worst in history with both assaults and suicide at record highs. This film exposes from the inside how our pris...
directed by Marc Sigsworth; produced by Marc Sigsworth and Elaine Carolton, fl. 2008, Clover Films (London, England: TVF International, 2018), 50 mins
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The Chair
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produced by Robert Drew, 1924-2014, Drew Associates and Time-Life Films, New York, NY (Sharon, CT: Drew Associates, 1962), 1 hour 18 mins
The fight by Louis Nizer to save Paul Crump from the electric chair.
produced by Robert Drew, 1924-2014, Drew Associates and Time-Life Films, New York, NY (Sharon, CT: Drew Associates, 1962), 1 hour 18 mins
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Forty Minutes, Danger Men
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produced by Harry Weisbloom, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Forty Minutes (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1990), 40 mins
Ten of the most dangerous men in Britain's prison system have been brought together in an experimental unit at Hull Jail. A new softly-softly regime is being tested on them.
produced by Harry Weisbloom, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Forty Minutes (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1990), 40 mins
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Laredo and the Law
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directed by F. Ryden; produced by Sveriges Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 5 mins
For over five years, 22-year-old Miguel Martinez has been languishing on death row in Huntsville, Texas, convicted of murdering businessman James Smiley and two young boys in Smiley’s home. Intent on robbery, Martinez and two friends broke into what they thought would be an empty house. Martinez denied that he w...
directed by F. Ryden; produced by Sveriges Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 5 mins
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Life Sentence
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directed by Lisa Gray; produced by Lisa Gray (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 32 mins
Recent statistics indicate that one in 100 Americans are incarcerated. This shocking figure impels us to look closely at our penal system. Tough sentencing rules and release policies have become the norm in the federal system, which is extremely punitive. Life Sentence lets us hear from six formerly incarcerated m...
directed by Lisa Gray; produced by Lisa Gray (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 32 mins
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Prison, My Family and Me
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directed by Rachel Harvie and Rowan Deacon, fl. 2002, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 51 mins
The first of two documentaries which give a glimpse into the lives of four unique characters who have all had their family life dramatically affected by crime. Filmed over 18 months, it follows their lives as they grapple with the challenges that come with loving someone who has been convicted of crime. Young mum...
directed by Rachel Harvie and Rowan Deacon, fl. 2002, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2012), 51 mins
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Released
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directed by Philip Frank Messina, fl. 1970; produced by Philip Frank Messina, fl. 1970, Matthew K. Coleman, fl. 1998-2013, Marty Feinberg, fl. 1998-2013 and Eric Krebs, fl. 1971, Winner Pictures (San Francisco, CA: The Video Project, 2013), 1 hour 13 mins

Two-thirds of convicts released from prison return behind bars within three years. RELEASED presents the hopeful stories of four parolees who prove that the tide of recidivism can be reversed, if former prisoners are given the support they need to reenter society.

The four -- Vilma Ortiz Donovan, Kenneth Harriga...

directed by Philip Frank Messina, fl. 1970; produced by Philip Frank Messina, fl. 1970, Matthew K. Coleman, fl. 1998-2013, Marty Feinberg, fl. 1998-2013 and Eric Krebs, fl. 1971, Winner Pictures (San Francisco, CA: The Video Project, 2013), 1 hour 13 mins
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Surviving Incarceration: Inside Canadian Prisons
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written by Rose Ricciardelli (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014), 258 page(s)
Is prison a humane form of punishment and an effective means of rehabilitation? Are current prison policies, such as shifting resources away from rehabilitation toward housing more offenders, improving the safety and lives of incarcerated populations?Considering that many Canadians have served time, are currently...
written by Rose Ricciardelli (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014), 258 page(s)
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