Turned Out: Sexual Assault Behind Bars

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Narrated by Danny Trejo, Turned Out looks beyond the shock and inhumanity of prison rape to the intricate social hierarchy that keeps it alive. Filmmaker Jonathan Schwartz went deep inside Alabama's infamous Limestone penitentiary to uncover the long-term causes and consequences of prison rape. With a startling lack of inhibition, five inmates reveal the workings of an elaborate inner society. In Limestone, sex is the gold standard, men sell their bodies for bags of coffee or chips, and makeshift families are cobbled together out of fear and cautious love. Turned Out is the first documentary to capture prison life with the clarity of High Definition videography. Given the recent and severe prohibitions on filming inside many state prisons, it might be one of the last.

Starring:
David Mendenhall Jr., Danny Trejo
Runtime:
56 minutes

Turned Out: Sexual Assault Behind Bars

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Jonathan Schwartz
Starring David Mendenhall Jr., Danny Trejo
Studio MVD Entertainment
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3.5 out of 5 stars

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By T. Juergens on March 4, 2009
Format: DVD
This awesome filmmic trip through the one of the grittiest aspects of prison life - the subjugation and rape of the weak by the strong - held me spellbound. Kind of like having a dream while you're awake. It also provides prisoners' surprisingly stoic insights into what they get from benign homosexual relationships (more than just sex). A must see for anyone interested in just how twisted - and suprisingly tender - prison life can be. Actor Danny Trejo, who narrates, is a great touch, and the soundtrack is seductive. "Turned Out" has great picture quality and a very high end encoding standard for a home DVD.
For an independent documentary the extra features were indeed excellent. Extra features include in-depth interviews with assaulted inmates, interviews with main characters five years after the original filming, an interview with a female rape victim, an image gallery, and music videos by rappers C-Nile and Juvenile, and by country singer/convict Denver Holloway.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carter Ross on January 17, 2013
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I gave Turned Out: Sexual Assault Behind Bars 4 stars because I didn't feel comfortable stating I "loved" a documentary about prison rape. I don't know how the film makers were able to get such candid interviews from inmates. The inmates' description of the depravity that exists within prison walls are the ingredients of nightmares.This documentary should be a required addition to any "scared straight" program. If you have a morbid curiosity about the social dynamics that exists in prisons, watch this, you won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SoliteiC on March 4, 2013
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I liked this documentary its very intense and scary and real and dramatic...I think it's a must see without the kids in earshot.
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By Ismael Arrizon on July 10, 2014
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Good documentary. Really goes into detail about life behind bars for some individuals.
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By Dani Edmonson on July 4, 2014
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Shocking yet intriguing.
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By Desmond Hudnall on February 25, 2014
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This Documentary is worth watching. Gives you insight that goes far beyond what others have accomplished in the past.

This would be the documentary that OZ tried to accomplish on screen!!!
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Provides a look into sex behind bars and the hierarchy of the system at a prison in the south. Plus the prison they call Mindy is a cute ginger.
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By KRS on December 4, 2012
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A look at prison rape, prison sex and relationships that is not sensationalized for media but a revealing and sometimes touching understanding of what happens.
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