Most Popular "Prison Reform" Titles
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1. Murder in the First (1995)
R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller
An eager and idealistic young attorney defends an Alcatraz prisoner accused of murdering a fellow inmate. The extenuating circumstances: his client had just spent over three years in solitary confinement.
2. Brubaker (1980)
R | 132 min | Crime, Drama
The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.
3. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.
4. I Am Curious (Blue) (1968)
Not Rated | 107 min | Drama
The same movie with the same characters, cast and crew as I am Curious (Yellow), but with some different scenes and a different political slant. The political focus in Blue is personal ... See full summary »
5. Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him ... See full summary »
6. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Producer Walter Wanger, who had just been released from a prison term after shooting a man he believed was having an affair with his wife, wanted to make a film about the appalling ... See full summary »
7. San Quentin (1937)
Approved | 70 min | Drama, Film-Noir
An army trainer becomes captain of the prison yard and in time, falls for the sister of a hardened inmate.
8. 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)
Unrated | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him.
10. Hell's Highway (1932)
Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama
Chain gang prisoners forced to construct a "liberty highway" for their overseer chasten under his brutal stewardship, causing Duke Ellis to mastermind a mass riot.
11. San Quentin (1946)
Passed | 66 min | Drama
Television viewer seeing this for the first time: Gee whiz, it's in black-and-white and was made in the 40's and is about crime and...Eureka!...another "noir" film is discovered. How about ... See full summary »
13. Factor 8: The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal (2005)
91 min | Documentary, Crime, History
A shocking expose of a prison blood donor program during the Clinton governorship in Arkansas. Infected prisoners slipped through the cracks and tainted blood made it into pharmaceuticals ... See full summary »
14. Crime Doctor (1943)
66 min | Crime, Drama
Amnesia victim, Robert Ordway, becomes the country's leading criminal psychologist. When he is hit on the head (by someone from his past) he suddenly remembers his previous life as a ... See full summary »
15. Convicted Woman (1940)
Approved | 65 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jobless Betty Andrews, although innocent, is convicted of a department store theft and, despite the best efforts of her lawyer and noted social worker Mary Ellis and a reporter, Jim Brent ... See full summary »
16. Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)
143 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Progressive, reform-minded young warden gets permission to take six surly murderers from prison to dilapidated country farm, to rehabilitate it and themselves through hard work and kindly guidance.
22. Santo Stefano (1997)
84 min | Crime, Drama
In 1959, in the prison of Santo Stefano, located on an Italian island, Bruno D'Assisi, the just arrived new director, tries to make is best to improve prisoners' life conditions, with the ... See full summary »
Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode dated 14 February 1955
Lesueur and Crawford interview James V. Bennett, the Director to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Topics include penal reform, the current prison population and reasons for prison rioting.
Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In Oahu State Prison, cons led by Big Chicken want to bring Swanson to heel because he doesn't show enough respect for "the system." But Swanson manages to shoot one of his attackers with ... See full summary »