After 44 years at The Farm, Wilbert Rideau was finally released in January 2005. He had 4 trials during that time. The latest jury found him not guilty of premediation in his killing back in 1961. He was known for writing the Angolite censor-free prison newspaper. See more »
I just saw this documentary on Cable last night and I was blown away. This is extremely well put together and the individuals portrayed are all deserving of having their stories told. I believe it shows a positive side to our penal system even if the stories can be somewhat depressing. Most of the men portrayed have obviously been reformed by their time in prison which is a contrast to what I believed our prison system did to individuals. Most of these men have looked inward and sought the need for change, and have seized the opportunity to reform there lives, often times looking toward God. The main question you will walk away with is, "Do convicted criminals deserve a 2nd chance if it is shown that they have changed?" This question opens many others, which is why this film is so powerful. Be ready to think.
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