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Survivors Guide To Prison (2018)

Survivors Guide to Prison (original title)
TV-MA | | Documentary | 23 February 2018 (USA)
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Today, you're more likely to go to prison in the United States than anywhere else in the world. So in the unfortunate case it should happen to you - this is the Survivors Guide to Prison.


Matthew Cooke


Matthew Cooke





Credited cast:
Cynthia Nixon ... Self
Susan Sarandon ... Narrator
Patricia Arquette ... Self
Danny Trejo ... Self
Jesse Williams ... Self
Danny Glover ... Self
Ice-T ... Self
RZA ... Self
Quincy Jones ... Self
Busta Rhymes ... Self
Tom Morello ... Self
Macklemore ... Self
Russell Simmons ... Self
Deepak Chopra ... Self
Q-Tip ... Self


Following the stories of Bruce Lisker and Reggie Cole who spent year after year in prison for murders they didn't commit - audiences get a harrowing look at how barbaric the US justice system is. The film ultimately asks how we can survive the prison model at all, and looks at better solutions for conflict resolution, harm reduction, crime and more. Hosted by filmmaker Matthew Cooke and guest hosting representatives from the massive range of Americans joining forces to change this broken system. Written by anonymous

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It's not a survivors guide
27 June 2018 | by fpuwasabadpresidentSee all my reviews

The movie wasn't that bad but it wasn't a survivors guide to prison at all. I feel like someone about to go to prison somewhere is going to watch this and be like "thanks for the stats but I learned jack about how to survive in prison". I mean the documentary brings up some good points, if a bit one sided.

You might not feel the same way but I hate the fact that celebrities who never went to prison or knew anything about anything would comment throughout the film. Why are they here? They know nothing, they've never been to prison.

If you want some good points for your college paper it's good (trust me that's what I used this film for), if you want to survive prison find something else.

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23 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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$8,982, 25 February 2018

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