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Sun Feb 25, 2018, 01:17 AM

 

Survivor's Guide to Prison - Don't miss it!

The harsh reality of conviction and prison.
Pulls no punches.
Not for children.
But a must see for political activists.



http://variety.com/2018/film/reviews/survivors-guide-to-prison-review-1202708684/

It will be available through Amazon and YouTube, maybe elsewhere in time.

Seriously. Don't miss it.

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Reply Survivor's Guide to Prison - Don't miss it! (Original post)
Sophia4 Feb 2018 OP
NBachers Feb 2018 #1
Sophia4 Feb 2018 #9
NBachers Feb 2018 #12
Sophia4 Feb 2018 #13
SergeStorms Feb 2018 #2
Danascot Feb 2018 #4
Drunken Irishman Feb 2018 #3
Sophia4 Feb 2018 #10
handmade34 Feb 2018 #5
janterry Feb 2018 #6
zentrum Feb 2018 #7
Sophia4 Feb 2018 #8
left-of-center2012 Feb 2018 #11

Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 01:59 AM

1. From the review: "be polite and, if possible, shut the hell up" should be Rule Number One.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 01:20 PM

9. I strongly recommend that you see the movie and invite your friends.

 

We need to change our prison system.

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Response to Sophia4 (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 01:27 PM

12. As a long-term veteran of that system, I promise you I'll see it.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 01:48 PM

13. Good!

 

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 02:38 AM

2. A "must watch" for Trump and his accomplices.

Better study hard, TrumpCo. Your lives may depend upon it.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 08:14 AM

4. Unfortunately

Their lawyers will negotiate for them to do their time at a Club Fed ... because they're snowflakes and wouldn't do well in a prison for common folk.

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 05:12 AM

3. When my dad got out of Vietnam, he was arrested and sent to a NC prison on a drug charge...

 

Spent two years in the prison. He had stories. Prison didn't make him a better man, tho, that's for sure.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 01:24 PM

10. Be sure to see the movie, and bring some friends.

 

Hopefully, this movie will serve as a catalyst for change in our society.

Crime begets crime. And the prisons teach criminals how to be better criminals.

Our prosecutors need some oversight in many places too . . . as do some of our police officers.

The movie shows clips of the brutality in our system.

It discusses the cost to our society of locking people up -- in terms of money and additional crime.

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 09:33 AM

5. all too real

mind you, it was not Maximum, but I did a couple years as a Correctional Officer... even in Minimum security, it is (and excuse the language) fucked up...

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 10:45 AM

6. Executive Producer Susan Sarandon

 

I've worked in the prisons, so I know how bad it is (as a therapist).

And I respect that Sarandon has done work on solitary confinement (I've also supported the work that changed those rules, specifically in california).

But, I don't respect her as a person -

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Response to janterry (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 11:17 AM

7. Yes, fortunately it's about the

.prisoners and the slave labor that goes on there. It's not about her. As I understand it "executive" simply means she brought in the funding. Thank God she gave this help. There are two other people who did the "producing". Robin Garvick and Adrien Grenier.

Great documentary that will leave you angry and activated. We need to be boycotting the many corporations that are using prison labor on the cheap. What a rotten, profit driven system the whole thing is.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 01:19 PM

8. Thanks.

 

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Response to Sophia4 (Original post)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 01:25 PM

11. I knew a man ...

His 20 year old brother got drunk, wrecked the car, and killed his pregnant passenger.
He was convicted of vehicular homicide of the woman and unborn child, but got off lucky,
sentenced to just three years in prison.

I saw the man shortly after he had visited his brother, who at that time had been locked up about three months.

His brother told him he was being raped every day by the other prisoners.

I know killing your passenger in an alcohol induced accident needs punishment,
but putting a 20 year old with no prior offenses in lockup with hardened criminals where he is victimized daily
seems cruel and inhumane.

I would have put him into a minimum security facility, for more than three years.

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