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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.

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Matthew Cook (as Matthew Cooke)

Writer:

Matthew Cook (as Matthew Cooke)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Susan Sarandon ... Narrator
Patricia Arquette ... Herself
Danny Trejo ... Himself
Danny Glover ... Himself
Jesse Williams ... Himself
Cynthia Nixon ... Herself
Ice-T ... Himself
RZA ... Himself
Quincy Jones ... Himself
Busta Rhymes ... Himself
Tom Morello ... Himself
Deepak Chopra ... Himself
Russell Simmons ... Himself
Matthew Cook ... Himself (as Matthew Cooke)
Macklemore ... Himself
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Storyline

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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Don't Leave Home Without It

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Survivors Guide To Prison See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,982, 25 February 2018

Gross USA:

$8,982

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,982
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Saturday Entertainment See more »
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Color
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An interesting but very obviously agenda driven film.
30 May 2018 | by skot-watsonSee all my reviews

I watched this movie expecting a gritty how-to for surviving in prison but the longer I watched the more it felt like an advertisement for a politician during reelection. Lots of percentages and statistics thrown at you with very little in regards to the sources of where they came from. It also felt very imbalanced in its portrayal of prison and prisoners, on one side talking about how terrible prisoners are but then talking the next about how they all shouldn't be there. They didn't seem to be very clear to what exactly they were trying to say. One woman in particular struck me as being in complete denial that murder is bad. I would have liked to see both sides of this issue not just the one that they seem to want to shove down your throat.


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