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Prison Town, USA

4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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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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  • 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: #173,332 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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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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This is a fantastic documentary about how prisons impact the community overall. The vast prison expansion and prison building has lead to many impacts, both positive and negative. This documentary shows how the lives in a town are impacted when a prison opens in their community. Told from many points of view. Worth watching!
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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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