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    Welcome to Warren (2004)

    Welcome to Warren is an uncensored and intimate examination of a contemporary American correctional institution, Warren Correctional Institution, in Southern Ohio. The filmmakers, Brent E. Huffman and Ryan Stacy, had extraordinary access to achieve intimate and informal interviews with correction officers and inmates. The film subverts harmful stereotypes regarding prison inhabitants created in TV […]

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    Women Behind Bars (2013)

    Brought to you by Al Jazeera’s excellent documentary series ‘Fault Lines’, Women Behind Bars ventures into the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) which is the largest women’s prison in the world. The population at the prison fluctuates northward of 4,000, nearly twice the prison design capacity. The problems are innumerable at CCWF but include overcrowding, […]

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    Young Kids, Hard Time (2009)

    With sweeping access inside the Youth Incarcerated As Adults (YIA) cellblock at the maximum security Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle, Indiana, “Young Kids, Hard Time” reveals what life is like for kids as young as 12 who will grow up behind bars. The YIA cellblock is home to 53 kids who are rarely […]