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Incarcerating Us

Synopsis
Feature-length documentary that exposes America’s prison problem and explores ways to implement vital criminal justice reforms. With 2.3 million people behind bars, the US has the largest prison population in the history of the world.

Through first-hand accounts, expert testimony, and statistics, the film asks fundamental questions about the prison system in America: what is the purpose of prison; why did the prison population explode in the 1970s and what can make the justice system more just?

The film begins with a brief overview of U.S. prisons and the flawed policies that fueled unprecedented incarceration. In many cases, these laws exacerbate problems they were designed to solve. Through both empirical evidence and personal stories, the film illustrates the failures of two major policies: the War on Drugs and mandatory minimum sentences.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2016
Subjects
Social Studies
Keywords
crime; prisons; social problems; USA

Online availability

URI
http://lifeismymovie.us/collections/incarcerating-us/products/incarcerating-us-digital-download
Price
$9.99 (+VAT)
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Director
Regan Hines
Producer
Vincent Vittorio
Cinematographer
Jonathan Baudoin
Editor
Asher Emmanuel
Composer
Lewis Hurrell

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
84 minutes
Year
2016

Distributor

Name

Life is My Movie Entertainment

Email
info@lifeismymovie.com
Web
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Phone
888.493.9045
Address
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