Survivors Guide to Prison

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Today, you're more likely to go to prison in the United States than anywhere else in the world. So in the unfortunate case it should happen to you--this is the Survivors Guide to Prison.


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  • A feature-length indictment of an American legal system in which justice comes a distant last behind the interests of politicians, prosecutors, private-prison operators and the big-name companies that profit from the forced labour of a million prisoners.

    Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Matthew Cooke's assaultive documentary hammers away at injustices in U.S. justice system.

    Feb 23, 2018 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

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  • A valuable primer for those estimated 13 million Americans who are arrested every year.

    Feb 22, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Familiar but important points about our broken justice system, packaged for viewers who don't usually watch documentaries.

    Feb 22, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Cooke crams in so much persuasively appalling information ... that it's easy to forgive him for seemingly trying to push all viewers' proverbial buttons at once.

    Feb 21, 2018 | Full Review…
  • this new documentary promises to be a kind of self-help manual for the criminal classes, but in fact offers a synoptic analysis of everything that is malfunctioning in America's machinery of criminal justice

    Feb 4, 2019 | Full Review…

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