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Corrections is a story of justice turned to profit, where the war on crime has found new investors: Venture Capital and For-Profit Prisons, the story of the Private Prison. At a time when ... See full summary »

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Corrections is a story of justice turned to profit, where the war on crime has found new investors: Venture Capital and For-Profit Prisons, the story of the Private Prison. At a time when the US has achieved the highest rate of imprisonment in the world at a cost of $40 billion a year recent legislation like Proposition 36 in California (to give non-violent drug offenders treatment instead of prison) and films like Steve Sodeburg's TRAFFIC indicate a growing dissatisfaction with our war-on-drugs and tough-on-crime strategies. And at a time when our citizens are exposing big tobacco corporations and breaking up Microsoft, there is growing suspicion over corporate corruption as well. Corrections brings these growing concerns together with an innovative documentary in the tradition of filmmakers Emile Di Antonio and Erroll Morris, and such films as Roger and Me. CORRECTIONS weaves together portraits of the leading corporations, interviews with the world's leading experts and the stories ... Written by Ashley Hunt <info_corrections@yahoo.com>

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An impressive project
17 November 2001 | by (Oakland, CA) – See all my reviews

Corrections takes you behind the scenes of a complex, confusing and corrupt modern American institution: the prison industrial complex. Before seing this film, I wouldn't have known what that term really meant. Corrections sorts out all the political and commercial rhetoric and shows how people are making money, lots of money, by putting people in jail. Maybe you've heard that prison's are profitable, but it doesn't hit home until you are taken into a "correctional corporation's" convention, and hear sales people pitching their special restraining devices, or their long-distance plan, or their FILMS. Yes-one of Hollywood's fastest growing markets is the prison population.

Sadly, it's no surprise that all this "healthy" business would go under if crime decreased or less non-violent offenders were put in jail.

The filmaker of Correction has done an important job in creating an accurate picture of the whole situation, one the average person can't get from normal media. It's vital people start learning more about things happening like this in their communities, and Corrections is an important step in that direction.


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