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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (69 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Collective Eye Films, 2012.

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Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Film
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Collective Eye Films in 2012.
Summary, etc.:
Today, there are more African Americans in prison or jail, on probation or parole, than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. The prison population has exploded by 500% since the end of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. America locks up more of its racial and ethnic minorities than any other country (including South Africa at the height of apartheid). Mass incarceration has emerged as America's new caste system. How could this happen? With Philadelphia as an entry point, Broken on All Sides explores the intersection of race and poverty within the criminal justice system. ..Presenting a historical narrative not often heard about prisons and crime, this documentary investigates the complex issues of discretion within the system, racial targeting, and the largest spike in the number of people incarcerated in our nation's history. Through interviews with people caught up in or involved with the system, this documentary answers and provokes questions on an issue walled-off from the public's scrutiny. Broken on All Sides dissects the War on Drugs and "tough on crime" movement, illustrating how the emerging Occupy movement offers hope for change, and explores possible reforms and solutions to ending mass incarceration.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Criminal justice, Administration of.
Race relations.
Genre: Race and Class Studies
Documentary films.

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