Survivors Guide to Prison (2018)



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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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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Matthew Cooke's assaultive documentary hammers away at injustices in U.S. justice system.

Feb 23, 2018 | Full Review…
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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…

A film that, though it may be a bit too boisterous for its own good, is nonetheless one that everyone should see and talk about.

Nov 29, 2018 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

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