American Jail

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In this deeply personal and provocative film, director Roger Ross Williams sets out on a journey to understand the complex forces of racism and greed currently at work in America's prison system. He embarks on a search for solutions to help save the community he came from in Easton, Pennsylvania.


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  • After realizing that the homophobia that drove him out of town probably spared him... [filmmaker Roger Ross] Williams takes up the anger of old friends and neighbors and asks how an entire community can seem so fated to imprisonment.

    Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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