Ana DuVerney's 2016 documentary examining how slavery has been perpetuated through the criminalization and mass incarceration of African Americans, despite the 13th constitutional amendment, which abolished slavery in 1865. Bryan Stevenson is featured prominently. This film will be screened at DCCC on Thursday, April 12th from 9:35 a.m. to Noon. Discussion will follow, moderated by Professors Keeley Mitchell and Erica Hill Yates.
delaGATE login required. In this classic program from the POV series, playwright Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues) leads 15 female inmates—most convicted of murder—through a series of exercises and intimate discussions, encouraging them to delve into and expose their most terrifying realities as they grapple with the nature of their crimes and their own culpability.
Streaming video. delaGATE login required from off campus. "Explores mass incarceration across the U.S. and the intersection of race, poverty, and the criminal justice and penal systems. It centers around Michelle Alexander's theory in her groundbreaking book, "The New Jim Crow" through the rise of the drug war and tough on crime policies, because discretion within the system allows for targeting people of color at disproportionately high rates, mass incarceration is the new caste system in America."
Streaming video, delaGATE login required. "A documentary about passengers of a charter bus that leaves New York City every weekend for various prisons located in Upstate New York. Reflecting the struggles of a unique culture living at the intersection of confinement and the free world, the story follows the coordinator of the bus--Denise--whose husband is coming home soon after 17 years of imprisonment."