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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 to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's past is much more violent than he thought, but also that he's capable of being a much better person than the rest of the prison staff believes - or so Lesser thinks. Written by
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Did anyone see "Murder in the First"? That film dealt a little better with prison reform. Here, Woods overacts his way through many beatings, blaming society for his woes. I know this is based on a true story, but all the film did was convince me prison should be tough but not torturous. Boy, this film sure had a cheap look to it as well. I give this a 4.
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