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Showing 1 - 10 of 12 titles with a criteria of Subject is Penology


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

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

Shot over three years, this dramatic story is a searing indictment of the Mexican justice system that presumes guilt.

Icarus Films | 2009 | 88 minutes

A critical look at America's booming private prison industry.

Icarus Films | 2001 | 52 minutes

After California's "Three Strikes" law was amended, thousands of lifers were suddenly freed, but re-entry presented problems for the lifers, their families and their communities.

Bullfrog Films | 2016 | 83 minutes