Prison films

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  • Female Prisons Film Analysis

    In the National Geographic film titled Female Offenders, several philosophies used for punishment in the field corrections are portrayed. You also see how female prisons function and the culture within the cells that makes it different from male prisons. Furthermore, through Robert Hansers book on corrections we see the aspects of confinement that are unique in female inmates, particularly regarding issues with female prisoners being mothers. In the film, you see the incapacitation theory used as punishment when inmates behave out of order. Incapacitation deprives offenders of their liberty and removes them from society with the intent of ensuring that society can’t be further victimized during their term of incarceration. In the film we the…

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  • Analysis Of Redemption In Shawshank Redemption

    "Hope never dies" A crime film is a feature of cinematic expression that connects its audience through a means of a life that is contradictory to their own. This means that one would enjoy crime films because it gives them a way to bypass their everyday stresses by living a life of crime through the portrayed character. Crime films carry a pattern that is unmistakable within the realm if movie genres. This analysis will cover the topic of crime films and will discuss this by putting the Frank…

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  • The Shawshank Redemption: Film Analysis

    especially in the film industry, has portrayed what can be defined as a “utopian” life, as life outside of prison, a complete opposite of the dystopian characteristics of being incarcerated. The search for a “utopian” lifestyle is “analogous to a quest for grace which is both existential and relational” (Klonowska). To an average person, an incarcerated individual is not typically perceived as someone who searches for greatness. Although prison films may serve as a source entertainment, they…

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  • The Farm Angola Film Analysis

    The Farm: Angola is a film based on a prison named Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola) located in Louisiana.The film looks into the lives of six inmates in the prison. All of these inmates featured are sentenced to life, except one who is on death row. The central messages of the film shows how the criminal justice system is corrupt, survival and freedom is the central goal for every inmate in the prison, and how racism is portrayed in the prison. The film does a great job on displaying how…

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  • The 13th Film Analysis

    Watching this film broadened my view of how the society I live in, works. Being black in America is truly one of the most horrific and challenging experiences a human being can go through. In America, slavery has been reincarnated through the decades to the Jim Crow laws and in present day, the prison system. Since the coming of our ancestors two centuries ago, our people have been mistreated and denied basic rights. Prior to watching The 13th, although I was not ignorant of the present issues…

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  • Prison School Tropes

    School Vs. Prison Genre Although some people may argue the fact that prison and school films are unrelated in every way, I am here to argue the fact that these two genres are similar in many ways that some might not be able to point out for themselves. I am going to use three different critical articles as well as three different movies to explain my reasoning. I feel as though the significance of comparing these two genres is very important because it gives additional meaning to some aspects of…

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  • Analysis Of Scared Straight

    Rahway State prison in New Jersey to aid prevent juveniles from continuing a life of crime that would lead them to eventually enter a prison system. The film shows the program in action with seventeen adolescents and follow up interviews with the juveniles and the inmates who ran the program, twenty years after the event. The “Scared Straight” program depicted a high success rate, but it did not take into account outside factors. Scared Straight interviews twenty years after the juveniles…

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  • Sherrybaby Film Analysis

    Sherrybaby is a film about a recovering heroin addict named Sherry Swanson. Sherry has just been released from prison after a three year sentence and moves into a half-way, sober living house. She meets with her new parole officer to establish the rules of her community supervision and with that she is left to her own devices to once again become a part of her community. Sherry must deal with meeting with her parole officer, finding a job, re-establishing a connection with her family and…

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  • The Farm Life Inside Angola Analysis

    The Farm: Life Inside Angola is a documentary that looks into the lives of 7 inmates while they serve time in one of America’s largest prisons. All of the inmates that share their story with the researchers are serving a sentence of 75 years or more. This film highlights important injustices inside institutional prison by focusing on the lives of these individuals and through highlighting racial inequality, issues in the justice system, and the true aspects of life inside Angola. Racial…

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  • Dhamma Brothers Film Analysis

    The underlying problem of the prison industrial complex will be defined through the prison industrial complex to exploit lower class citizens through capitalism, yet within the context of spiritual liberation of vipassana mediation as defined in Changing from Inside, Dhamma Brothers, and Doing time, Doing Vipassana. The film Dhamma Brothers, the internal spiritual freedom of Buddhism is analyzed within the context of prisoners of the prison industrial complex as a form of capitalistic…

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