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The Prison Within (2020)

THE PRISON WITHIN follows the powerful stories of survivors of violent crime and prisoners incarcerated for murder as they participate in an innovative restorative justice program to heal the roots of their untreated traumas.

Director:

Katherin Hervey

Writers:

Eric Frith (co-writer), Katherin Hervey (co-writer) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sujatha Baliga Sujatha Baliga ... Self
Nate Collins Nate Collins ... Self
Hill Harper ... Narrator
Eddie Herena Eddie Herena ... Self
Samuel Johnson Samuel Johnson ... Self
Jaimee Karroll Jaimee Karroll ... Self
Michael Nelson Michael Nelson ... Self
Sonya Shah Sonya Shah ... Self
Barry Spillman Barry Spillman ... Self
Troy Williams Troy Williams ... Self
Dionne Wilson Dionne Wilson ... Self
Phoeun 'Sane' You Phoeun 'Sane' You ... Self
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Storyline

Breaking the traditional format of prison films, this feature documentary shows viable and hopeful alternatives to the current justice system. Granting viewers access to the interior lives of prisoners and survivors of violent crime, THE PRISON WITHIN is a moving and inspiring exploration of the healing and transformation possible when people are accountable, forgiven, and empowered to pay their debt to society with dignity and compassion. Written by Katherin Hervey

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The way out is through

Genres:

Documentary

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Powerful and inspiring!
11 November 2020 | by stacilayneSee all my reviews

The Prison Within is a powerful film, especially in these days of cancel culture - lock them up, and throw away the key! But wait a minute... many of the prisoner locked away for violent crimes are only a product of the home or society in which they were raised. These are human beings who, if they are given the opportunity, can feel remorse and can be rehabilitated. The Prison Within is aptly named, for a lot of these convicts punish themselves far worse than the justice system ever could. This documentary shows the power of compassion and forgiveness in a gripping way that stay with you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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Raw Love Productions See more »
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16:9 HD
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