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    Executions (1995)

    “Executions” is a documentary showing real footage of the many different methods humanity has used through-out history for capital punishment. During the film, the makers point out how unjustifiable the death penalty is in every situation, so they do take a staunch stance against what they’re presenting. Footage from live executions are shown in […]

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    Fourteen Days in May (1988)

    “14 Days in May” has been set in the state of Mississippi in 1979. It is about the story of Edward Earl Johnson (EEJ) who is a black male charged with the shooting dead of a police Marshall and the attempted rape of a 60 year old woman. Now EEJ had spent the last […]

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    Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)

    The problem with the Fox thriller “24” is not that it justifies torture but that it fosters the illusion that the American government is good at it.The practices of Abu Ghraib suggest the opposite. The mystery of that shameful episode was not the cruelty of American troops assigned there. After the initial disbelief over […]

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    Girlhood (2003)

    Shanae was arrested for murder at the age of 12, after stabbing a friend to death. Megan’s mother was a drug-addled prostitute, and after being placed in, and escaping from, nearly a dozen foster homes, Megan committed a violent crime. These girls are the subjects of Liz Garbus’ documentary, Girlhood. Garbus encountered the girls […]

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    Gladiator Days: Anatomy of a Prison Murder (2002)

    Over a three-year-period, filmmakers Alan Levin, Marc Levin and Daphne Pinkerson went behind the walls of prisons to talk to inmates, guards and officials about the problem of prison violence. What they came away with was the story of one murder that was captured on video in all its cold-blooded entirety at Utah State […]

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    Haiti: The Prison from Hell (2016)

    Reporter Seyi Rhodes and director Kate Godfrey gain access to one of the most notorious prisons in the world – Haiti’s National Penitentiary, where 80% of inmates have been locked up without being convicted of any crime, in some cases for nearly 10 years. The team meet the campaigners and lawyers trying to free […]

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    Hard Time: Predator and Prey (2012)

    Prison is a world marked by power – those who have it and those who don’t. For four years, Hard Time has followed the lives of inmates across the country. And in every prison, the powerful can choose to prey on the weak and the weak do their best to stay out of harm’s […]

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    Imprisoned by insanity (2013)

    Prisoners of a psychiatric ward. They are criminal offenders suffering from mental disorders. Can anything help their troubled souls and minds? Artist Aleksandr Semyonov tries to relieve their suffering with art therapy. ‘When I first started the art therapy course here, I was afraid of them. Their first results just shocked me. They were […]

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    Inside the Gangsters Code (2013)

    In this compelling new series from Discovery, ex-Mafia insider Lou Ferrente goes Inside the Gangsters Code and reveals the untold secrets of the world’s hidden leaders: gangsters whose international reach and power has grown to epic levels. Having served almost 10 years in maximum security prisons across the USA, Lou uses his insider knowledge […]

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    Japan from Inside (2000)

    The Fuchu prison is detaining around 500 foreign inmates. How do they cope to the extremely strict rules of the prison? Two French citizens, are telling their experiment and their feeling about this system. imdb.com IMDB (7.5)

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    Kid Criminals (2015)

    ‘Kid Criminals’ is all about rehabilitation in an Indiana prison, it’s about erasing an action that may otherwise, destroy these kid’s futures. Although, perhaps that in itself is a bit of an oxymoron, as deleting a prison sentence on paper, certainly doesn’t hold up against this televised admittance of their crimes. Despite the confused […]