This documentary examines conditions faced by US prisoners in the early 70s, conditions that have remained virtually unchanged until today. Shot inside men's maximum-security prisons in Trenton and Rahway, New Jersey, this film was done with the support and active participation of inmates. It provides views of how prisoners perceive the "inside" and the effectiveness of such programs as adult education and rehabilitation. Prisoners discuss the work demanded of them and the virtual slave wages they receive.
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TWN acknowledges that in New York we are on the unceded territory of the Lenni Lenape,
Canarsie, Shinecock, and Munsee peoples and challenges the harm that continues to
be inflicted upon Indigenous and People of Color communities here and abroad,
which is why we all need to be part of the struggle for rights, equality and justice.
TWN is supported in part by the National Endownment for the Arts, New York State Council
on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affarirs, New York Community Trust, Peace Development Fund,
Humanities NY and individual donors.