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Survivors Guide to Prison (2018)

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 Cooke

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Matthew Cooke

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Cast

Credited cast:
Patricia Arquette ... Herself
Susan Sarandon ... Narrator
Danny Trejo ... Himself
Jesse Williams ... Himself
Danny Glover ... Himself
Cynthia Nixon ... Herself
Ice-T ... Himself
RZA ... Himself
Busta Rhymes ... Himself
Quincy Jones ... Himself
Tom Morello ... Himself
Russell Simmons ... Himself
Macklemore ... Himself
Brandon Boyd ... Himself
Q-Tip ... Himself
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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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23 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,982, 25 February 2018

Gross USA:

$8,982

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,982
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Every story is different ...
11 October 2018 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

.. and yet you have quite a few similarities between them. Starting point is, that the prison system is ... well broken to say the least. Privatising certain "businesses" can be a good thing. And I reckon it may take something away from the goverment. Like a weight they don't have to lift themselves. But that also opens up a big can of problems.

And many of them get shined upon here. Now this casts a wider net that another documentary I watched, which was about injustice against black people. This puts the justice system overall on trial. So that's quite a big undertaking. It works quite nicely, especially with narrating by Susan Sarandon and many contributions by people like Ice-T, Danny Trejo and Police employes who try to do the right thing (and get somewhat blocked by a justice machinery that needs reform as soon as possible) ...


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