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.
Votes: 22,833 | Gross: $17.38M
3. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
R | 126 min | Western
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. 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 »
Votes: 1,862 | Gross: $0.07M
5. 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 »
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Fed up with the inhumane prison living conditions, a general prison riot breaks out, leading to hostage-taking, a stand-off with the guards and eventual negotiations with the prison administration officials.
10. 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 »
12. San Quentin (1946)
Passed | 66 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
16. 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 »
17. 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.
18. The Right Way (1921)
Two young boys get in trouble with the law and wind up in prison. One, who was raised in poverty in the slums, goes to a reformatory and picks up tips on how to become a master criminal. ... See full summary »
19. 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 »
21. The Prison Without Walls (1917)
Helen Ainsworth, a young philanthropist, who is interested in a prison reform movement, is engaged to Norman Morris, administrator of the Ainsworth millions and the undiscovered "man higher... See full summary »
The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Alias Nellie Handley
60 min | Western
Victoria poses as a thief in order to become an inmate and investigate conditions at a women's prison. Once in, she finds it is a miserable place and that she may never be able to leave.
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 »