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Scared Straight! 10 Years Later

Synopsis
Alternates clips of convicts and teenagers from the original SCARED STRAIGHT! (1978) with interviews of the same people ten years later. The goal of the origianl programme was to steer young offenders away from a life of crime by showing them first-hand the horrors of life in prison. While many of the young people interviewed did change, some of the inmates were unable to follow their own advice and seemed to be trapped in the prison cycle. Many of those interviewed say drug use was a major factor in their violent lifestyle.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS (NTSC). col. 45 min.
Year of production
1988
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: US$29.95 (+p&p)
Notes
See also: SCARED STRAIGHT! and SCARED STRAIGHT!: 20 YEARS LATER.
Subjects
Law; Psychology; Sociology
Keywords
criminology; prisons; young offenders

Credits

Director
Arnold Shapiro
Producer
Arnold Shapiro
Writer
Arnold Shapiro
Cast
Whoopi Goldberg 

Distributor

Name

Animagination

Email
services@animagination.com
Web
http://animagination.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 818 475 5022
Fax
+1 818 475 5022
Address
Chatsworth
CA 91311
USA

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