Showing 1 - 10 of 22 titles with a criteria of Subject is Penology
Exposes the violence occurring inside prisons throughout America, where prisoners are routinely abused, even tortured, by prison guards.
Icarus Films | 2005 | 48 minutes
An overcrowded maximum-security prison is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program.
Bullfrog Films | 2008 | 76 minutes
Diana Ortiz spent over half her life in prison for a crime she committed when she was a teenager. Now 45, she has turned her life around and works to help other inmates rebuild their lives.
MediaStorm | 2010 | 9 minutes
Prison-survivor and activist Michael Ta’Bon leads a one-man movement in his community to help other young men avoid the revolving door of the prison system he’s been trapped in since he was a teen.
MediaStorm | 2017 | 79 minutes
The teenage girls of Warrenville Prison are getting a shot at redemption in a most unlikely form: a musical based on their lives. As three fascinating inmates write and stage their play, they're compelled to re-live their crimes, reclaim their humanity and take a first step toward breaking free of the prison system.
Sincerely Films | 2009 | 61 minutes
THE GREY AREA is an intimate look at women’s issues in the criminal justice system and the unique experience of studying feminism behind bars. Through a series of captivating class discussions, headed by students from Grinnell College, a small group of female inmates at a maximum women’s security prison in Mitchellville, Iowa, share their diverse experiences with motherhood, drug addiction, sexual abuse, murder, and life in prison. The women, along with their teachers, explore the “grey area” that is often invisible within the prison walls and delve into issues of race, class, sexuality and gender.
Women Make Movies | 2012 | 65 minutes
Horticulture dramatically improves prisoners' attitudes.
Bullfrog Films | 1992 | 25 minutes
Explores Louisiana’s criminal justice system through the story of Tim Conerly, a young African-American man who was arrested in the wake of an armed robbery in New Orleans and waited 28 months for a trial for a crime he says he did not commit.
First Run Features | 2018 | 52 minutes
Exposes America's prison problem and explores various criminal justice reforms.
Bullfrog Films | 2016 | 84 minutes
Follows the intimate relationships between incarcerated youth and staff who use love and structure to guide and teach youth offenders how to take responsibility for themselves.
Bullfrog Films | 2020 | 89 minutes