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  • Directors: Katie Galloway and Po Kutchins
  • Producers: Katie Galloway, Po Kutchins
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: Docurama
  • DVD Release Date: September 22, 2008
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001GCVK00
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,207 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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What happens when a struggling rural town tries to revive its economy by inviting a prison in? PRISON TOWN, USA weaves the absorbing tales of a laid-off mill worker-turned-guard, a tenacious dairy owner fighting "Prison Industries," and a transplanted inmate family over the course of two years. With these engrossing narratives and a background chorus of vivid voices, from lifer inmates to local ranchers who say they were duped, prison-boosting politicians to teenagers looking for a way out of town, PRISON TOWN, USA reveals the untold story of the legacy of America's prison building frenzy on hundreds of rural prison towns that once invited them in.

Called "intriguing" by The New York Times, "engrossing" by LA Weekly, and "documentary making at its best" by the San Francisco Chronicle, PRISON TOWN, USA sheds light on the proliferating prison network that is dramatically altering the landscape of rural America.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Victoria K. Okelly on January 8, 2009
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A great documentary for anyone interested in the impact of prisons on small towns in America.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Bush on January 1, 2010
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The only dispute I have with this documentary is the number of people they say are in America's prisons (the information I have shows it to be much higher). But the film has many, many merits. Most especially it describes what prisons do to the people OUTSIDE the bars.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mother of a CO on September 26, 2008
Kate and Po did an excellent job in the making of the documentary. It is a MUST SEE for anyone that has any involvement in the prison system or the town of Susanville, CA. Depicting the trials and tribulations of those that are incarcerated there and the people that work and live there. Excellent film !! Well done ladies, kudos to you both !!
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