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    14 Years on Death Row (2016)

    Glenford Baptist, 44, had spent more than 13 years on death row after being convicted of murder in November 2001. At the time of his sentencing, the death penalty was automatic for homicides, but that was declared unconstitutional and replaced with a discretionary regime a year later. His attorney Priscilla Banner argued before the […]

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    15 to Life – Kenneth’s Story (2013)

    Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well? The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida. At age 15, Kenneth Young […]

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    A Killer in the Family (1983)

    Having been sentenced to two life sentences for murder, Gary Tison (Robert Mitchum) finds himself moved to a low security prison due to his good behaviour where he is able to have picnics with his family. It is there he plays the doting father who is especially proud of son Donny (James Spader) who […]

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    Alcatraz: No Way Out (2014)

    The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was a maximum high-security Federal prison on Alcatraz Island, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) off the coast of San Francisco, California, USA, which operated from 1934 to 1963. The main prison building was built in 1910–12 during its time as a United States Army military prison; Alcatraz had been the site […]

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    Aryan Brotherhood (2007)

    In the maximum-security prison world of murderers, they are the most feared. With nicknames like “The Beast” and “The Hulk”, the Aryan Brotherhood are the most violent criminals behind bars. National Geographic goes behind bars to unveil the secrets of the vicious gangs of white supremacists in prisons. Jailhouse interviews and surveillance footage reveal […]

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    At Night I Fly (2011)

    In At Night I Fly: Images from New Folsom, inmates at one of California’s most maximum security prisons let us see their world. This world is less about dangerous drama and more, as one of them describes, “about isolation. About closure of both the mind and the heart. And the spirit.” The documentary shows […]

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    At the Death House Door (2008)

    The documentary makers behind “Hoop Dreams” and “Stevie” turn their lens on capital punishment in “At the Death House Door,” an involving film with fresh perspectives that should ensure appeal on the activist and festival circuits. Basically a conversion story, it centers on Carroll Pickett, a proud and righteous jailhouse chaplain in Huntsville, Texas, […]

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    Breaking into Prison (2016)

    New talent Livvy Haydock investigates the dramatic rise of contraband inside UK prisons, as she gains access to the criminals smuggling drugs and mobile phones into the HMP – and uncovers the links in the chain, on both sides of the law.

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    Cruel and Unusual (2006)

    Amagine being a woman in a men’s prison. For many individuals, this is a grim reality because the U.S. prison system decides where to place inmates based on their genitalia, not their gender identity. This award-winning documentary makes an unflinching examination of transgender women in men’s prisons. Ashley, Linda, Anna, Yolanda and Ophelia describe […]

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    Death Row Stories – Season 1 (2014)

    CNN is by and large still a cable news outlet, but a movement under the leadership of network president Jeff Zucker to provide more alternative, entertainment-based programming is clearly afoot, and “Death Row Stories” is a prime example. The eight-part documentary — the result of a collaboration with Academy Award-winning directors Robert Redford (“Ordinary […]

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    Dhamma Brothers (2008)

    The Dhamma Brothers is a documentary film released in 2008 about a prison meditation program at Donaldson Correctional Facility near Bessemer, Alabama. The film features four inmates, all convicted of murder, and includes interviews with guards, prison officials, local residents and other inmates, and reenactments of their crimes.their crimes. Wikipedia IMDB (7.5/10)