This documentary about life among the 5,000 inmates of America’s largest maximum security prison, the Louisiana State Penitentiary. The film focuses on the stories of six prisoners, including nervous newcomer George Crawford; elderly Eugene “Bishop” Tannehill, who visualizes a future of eternal salvation; long-time death row inmate John Brown; and dying wife-killer Logan “Bones” Theriot, whose life was so linked to the prison that he overruled his family’s wishes by choosing to be buried on the prison grounds. This film had its origins in Stack’s earlier documentary, Damned in the USA, which a right-wing religious group had attempted to suppress. Joining Stack in his legal battle against the group was New York lawyer Martin Garbus, who won the case.
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Life and death in prison (Angola), ultimately asking questions about race, class, justice, and forgiveness.
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