When the new Warden comes in disguised as an inmate, he sees first hand all the corruption and scams the guards and prison officials and running. When he reveals himself, and starts to implement reforms to stop the corruption, the local business community, who had been benefiting from the scams, fights back, and the corrupt southern prison system, starts making political trouble for the new warden. Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
One man against a cruel system.
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Did You Know?
This film was made and released about eleven years after its source book "Accomplices to the Crime: The Arkansas Prison Scandal" by Thomas O. Murton
and Joe Hyams
was first published in 1969. The film is a fictionalized version of this book and was also based on Murton's true life prison system experiences. The film was made and released about twelve to thirteen years after the events of the Arkansas Prison Scandal had taken place around 1967-1968. See more
At the end, when the car is leaving the prison, the grass around is violently shaking revealing the helicopter carrying the camera. See more
I'm not in the construction business for my health.
Or anybody else's, it seems.
Referenced in Murphy's Law: Electric Bill
Written by Otis Redding
Performed by Morgan Freeman
when he attacks another inmate See more