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The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)

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Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.

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Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.

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Enter the gateway to hell and meet the men who call it home.

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Investigative Reports: The Farm - Life Inside Angola Prison  »

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Eugene 'Bishop' Tannehill was finally released from prison in August 2007 after then-Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco commuted his life sentence. See more »

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Extremely well done
28 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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