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

February 23, 2018 | Full Review…
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A valuable primer for those estimated 13 million Americans who are arrested every year.

February 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Familiar but important points about our broken justice system, packaged for viewers who don't usually watch documentaries.

February 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.

February 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Survivors Guide to Prison is a very uncomfortable viewing experience. It will make you angry and shock you. But with this sort of subject matter, maybe that is the appropriate effect.

August 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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