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The House I Live In (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 5 October 2012 (USA)
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From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

Director:

Eugene Jarecki

Writers:

Eugene Jarecki, Christopher St. John (additional writing)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eugene Jarecki ... Himself - Narrator / Interviewer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Alexander ... Herself - Author, The New Jim Crow
Mark W. Bennett Mark W. Bennett ... Himself - U.S. Federal Judge (as Hon. Mark Bennett)
Joe Biden ... Himself (archive footage) (as Joseph Biden)
Michael Bien Michael Bien ... Himself - Civil Rights Attorney
Charles Bowden Charles Bowden ... Himself - Investigative Reporter
Mike Carpenter Mike Carpenter ... Himself - Chief of Security, Lexington Corrections
Betty Chism Betty Chism ... Herself - Kevin's mother
Michael Correa Michael Correa ... Himself
Michael Correia Michael Correia ... Himself - Commanding Officer, Narcotics (as Lt. Michael Correia)
Eric Franklin Eric Franklin ... Himself - Lexington Corrections Center (as Warden Eric Franklin)
Glendon Goldsboro Glendon Goldsboro ... Himself - Providence Police (as Lt. Glendon Goldsboro)
Maurice Haltiwanger Maurice Haltiwanger ... Himself - ID# 03678-029
Carl Hart Carl Hart ... Himself, associate professor of psychology, Columbia University
Elzie Hooks Elzie Hooks ... Himself, inmate, Lexington Correctional Center
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From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

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The war on drugs has never been about drugs. See more »

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Netherlands | UK | Germany | Japan | Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Ghetto: Mayaku-sensô to sabetsu no rensa See more »

Filming Locations:

New Haven, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,453, 7 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$210,752, 10 February 2013
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Himself - Investigative Reporter: If you stand in a federal court, you're watching poor and uneducated people being fed into a machine like meat to make sausage. It's just bang, bang, bang, bang. Next!
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TOBACCO ROAD
Written by John D. Loudermilk
Published by Universal - Clearwood Publishing
Performed by Lou Rawls
Courtesy of Capitol Records
under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Best Drug and Prison Documentary I Have Ever Seen
30 September 2013 | by jason-leonidas1984See all my reviews

This needs to be seen by every law officer, every judge, every college student and beyond. This is a VERY powerful documentary that doesn't just paint a black and white picture telling us that drugs are acceptable or that drugs are bad, it talks about the HUNDREDS of elements which make up the complex drug and prison system we know of today.

Some of the top minds in the industry on both sides give the best and most insightful talks, this has really been an eye opening film for me.

I wish I could mass produce this DVD for free and mail it to every citizen of the US. We need to change this system, it's broken and heading down a very scary path. Most people think that drugs and prisons don't affect them so why bother with the issue, you couldn't be any more wrong. Thousands of times a day the authorities are searching people and seizing property without due process, many times never finding anything. A man was killed after a raid and nothing was found. This IS RELEVANT TO ALL CITIZENS OF America. The Constitution is our savings grace, don't let it burn to ash along with your freedom.

Please watch this, even if you don't agree with everything, I feel like you can still learn something and apply it to your community and the ballet box to make a positive change in the right direction.


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