A must-include film for your prison course is I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A
CHAIN GANG. It made a powerful statement about chain gangs and, I
think, brought about some reform. Another (more recent) prison
reform film is BRUBAKER. (They stand apart from the general run
of prison fare--which is usually concerned with a battle of wills
between a convict-hero and an evil warden).
U of Ky.
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