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Lockdown [electronic resource]: Supermax, the Baddest of the Bad

National Geographic Television & Film
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Minnesota's Oak Park Heights represents a new breed of prison called Supermax, reserved for only the most dangerous, incorrigible offenders-many of whom are kept on semi-permanent lockdown. As a means of reducing tension, Oak Park Heights has developed a plan that allows many of these deadly criminals to leave their cells during the day-if they behave. This program shows how the facility's resident murderers, rapists, and arsonists respond to the narrowest sliver of freedom.
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50 min.
12 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 21, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Supermax, the Baddest of the Bad
  • Introduction to Supermax (1:06)
  • Criminal History of Violence (2:11)
  • Supermax Central Command (3:30)
  • Threat of Violence (1:52)
  • Prison Security Threat (3:43)
  • Consequences for Inmate Rule Breaking (2:03)
  • Prison Administrative Control Unit (2:47)
  • Inside Administrative Control Unit (1:26)
  • Physical and Mental Threats from Inmates (2:50)
  • Psychological Threat from Inmates (2:55)
  • Opportunity for Mass Mayhem (2:33)
  • Contraband Search (2:50)
  • Inmate on Inmate Violence (1:46)
  • Inmate Discipline Hearing (3:36)
  • Inside "The Hole" (1:02)
  • Inappropriate Inmate/Guard Interaction (4:38)
  • Threat of Inmate Retaliation (1:58)
  • Prison Guard: Hiding Fear on the Job (2:09)
  • Going Crazy in "The Hole" (3:33)
  • Shift End for Threatened Guard (1:28)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2006.
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40791 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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