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Lockdown [electronic resource]: Tent City

National Geographic Television & Film
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
A few years after he became sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, Joseph Arpaio reinstituted the use of convict chain gangs. He also found a way around the problem of prison overcrowding-with military-surplus tents and security fences. This program goes inside Arpaio's pride and joy, known as Tent City, where summer temperatures top 130 degrees and drop well below freezing on some winter nights. The scenes that take place here and on Arpaio's chain gang epitomize a detention industry in which cost-saving, primitive conditions are gaining favor.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
50 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 23, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Tent City
Contents
  • Tent City, Arizona (1:05)
  • Tent City for Prison Overflow (1:09)
  • Violent Clashes in Prisons (1:07)
  • Youthful Prisoner (1:16)
  • Motivation to Keep Clean (1:03)
  • Contraband in Tent City (0:58)
  • Racial Organization of Prison (1:12)
  • Racial Groups: Challenge to Authority (1:08)
  • Prison Special Response Team (SRT) (1:15)
  • Prisoners vs. Authorities (0:59)
  • Unwritten Rules of Tent City (0:57)
  • Rules in the Balance (0:59)
  • Inmates Hold Down Jobs (0:56)
  • Pressures on a Young Prisoner (1:00)
  • Instructions to New Inmate (1:19)
  • Random Cell Searches (1:03)
  • Element of Surprise: Control Maintenance (0:56)
  • Cell Search Thoroughness (1:01)
  • Inmates Make Contraband (1:00)
  • Life in Lockdown (1:06)
  • Chain Gang (0:59)
  • Discipline on the Chain Gang (1:00)
  • Problems With Contraband (0:59)
  • Racial Group Offers Protection (1:04)
  • Contraband Trade (1:01)
  • Inmates Wear Pink Underwear (1:00)
  • Chain Gangs: Cadence and Chants (1:00)
  • Inmates: Proximity to Civilians (1:00)
  • New Inmates on Chain Gang (0:58)
  • Illegal Smoking in Tent City (1:12)
  • Contraband Hiding Places (1:02)
  • Punishment for Contraband (0:59)
  • Nervous Inmates (1:05)
  • Inmates: Gravediggers (1:14)
  • Burial for the Innocent (1:49)
  • Prison Visit with Family (1:02)
  • Family Bonds (1:12)
  • Emotional Family Visit (1:01)
  • Contraband Stash (1:03)
  • Authorities Plan Raid (1:12)
  • Inmates Caught by Surprise (1:04)
  • Special Forces Raid in Tent City (1:04)
  • Scared Straight (1:25)
  • Inmate Walks the Razor's Edge (0:58)
  • Release from Prison (1:36)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2007.
Publisher no.
40796 Films Media Group
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Description
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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