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Lockdown [electronic resource]: Ironwood State Prison

National Geographic Television & Film
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Located in the California desert, Ironwood Correctional Facility is a series of extremes. This program explores the overcrowded, understaffed prison, which is subject to brutally hot summers and powder-keg tensions. But a group of inmates among the population of 4,800 are dedicated to self-improvement, attending classes in the face of menacing opposition from gang members. When riots erupt in the withering 112-degree heat, many of the prison's 81 student inmates must make critical decisions that will affect their lives both inside and outside the prison walls.
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50 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 07, 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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Ironwood State Prison
  • Overcrowded Prison (2:40)
  • Prison Guards (1:51)
  • Prison Weapons (2:23)
  • Education Program for Inmates (2:46)
  • Preparation for Violence (3:29)
  • Pressure of Prison Yard Rules (4:26)
  • Prison College: Obstacles to Success (2:10)
  • Prison Violence Erupts (1:59)
  • Analysis of Violence (2:35)
  • Prison Lockdown (2:16)
  • Rumors and Revenge (2:54)
  • Prison Politics and Inevitability of Violence (3:18)
  • Pressure of Racial Politics (1:35)
  • Underground Drug Economy (3:20)
  • End of Lockdown (2:31)
  • Inmate College Graduation Ceremony (4:17)
  • Post-Graduation Festivities (1:21)
  • College Graduates and Convicts (2:57)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2007.
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40797 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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