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Broken on All Sides

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Summary
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.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
69 min.
Language
In English
Notes
  • Title from title frames.
  • In Process Record.
  • Film
Published
Collective Eye Films, 2012.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Collective Eye Films in 2012.
Publisher no.
1245179 Kanopy
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (69 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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