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  • Published: [United States] : [Distributed by] Matthew Pillischer, [2012]
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: 1 videodisc (68 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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Broken on all sides : race, mass incarceration & new visions for criminal justice in the U.S. : a documentary

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Call number: DVD 364.34 Br

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

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At head of title: an independent production.

"Featuring the drawings of Leonard C. Jefferson, incarcerated at the State Correctional Institute in Albion, Pa."

Originally produced in 2012.

Special features include: deleted scenes; extra interviews with Michelle Alexander; interview with filmmaker Matthew Pillischer about artist Leonard Jefferson, whose work is featured in the film.

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Interviews: Khalid Abdul Rasheed, Theresa Shoatz, Michelle Alexander, Jonathan Feinberg, John Goldkamp, Nathaniel Gravely Hayes, Angus Love, Marlene Martin, Tom Namako, John Street, Judge Shelia Woods-Skipper, Su Ming Yeh, Carlton Young.

"More African Americans are under 'correctional' (prison) control today than were enslaved in 1850. Why? The movie explores mass incarceration across the U.S. and the intersection of race, poverty, and the criminal justice and penal systems. It centers around Michelle Alexander's theory in her groundbreaking book, 'The New Jim Crow:' through the rise of the drug war and tough on crime policies, because discretion within the system allows for targeting people of color at disproportionately high rates, mass incarceration is the new caste system in America. The movie dissects the War on Drugs and 'tough on crime' movement, illustrates how the emerging Occupy movement offers hope for change, and explores possible reforms and solutions to ending mass incarceration and this new racial caste system. "--Container.


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good. informative.

I knew the prison system was a joke, but didn't know all the racial aspects of it. Thanks!

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