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  • Nelson Mandela: Free At Last

    On February 11, 1990 the whole world watched as Nelson Mandela walked to freedom. He had been a political prisoner held in a tiny cell for 27 years. In this documentary you will witness Mandela’s struggles against Apartheid and all the injustice suffered by black South Africans eventually leading up to his imprisonment. You’ll learn of the events that led up to Mandela’s release, and hear the powerful first words he spoke when he was finally set free. Mandela once […]

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  • Young Kids, Hard Time (Director’s Cut)

    Nelson Mandela said, “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” The U.S. is the nation with the highest incarceration rate in the world and the only nation that sentences juveniles to life without parole. This documentary, “Young Kids, Hard Time,” takes us behind prison walls into the juvenile cellblock of an adult “correctional facility” that houses 53 children who have been tired and prosecuted as adults. The fact […]

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  • Solitary Confinement

    Solitary Confinement

    National Geographic produced and distributed by DocumentaryStorm: SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. We take a look into the darkest, most lonely shadows of the prison system and see what it’s like to be in solitary confinement in the 21st century – and how it’s pretty similar to a 1,000 years ago.

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  • Hard Time: Worst of the Worst

    Hard Time: Worst of the Worst

    Welcome to the worst of the worst.  Do a crime and get caught: you go to jail.  Behave poorly in jail and you go to solitary confinement. But what if you don’t clean up your act? There’s another step – seldom heard about. Welcome to the prison within a prison.

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  • Charles Manson Then and Now

    Charles Manson was jailed in 1970 after leading a cult of followers and murdering innocent victims, including the wife and unborn child of Hollywood director Roman Polanski.  Manson has not left prison since 1970: the world has changed but as he?  In this truly disturbing documentary, we catch up with Charles Manson and see what he looks like and – more importantly – what he still believes. Is he insane? Has he repented?  The legend behind the man has grown […]

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  • Strangeways

    Strangeways

    A documentary mini-series following the lives of prisoners and prison staff at Strangeways in Manchester, UK, the largest high security prison in the county.

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  • Kids Behind Bars

    Kids Behind Bars

    Hidden away in the very darkest corners of countries that would rather not acknowledge their existence, there is an army of children whose voices are never heard. This film looks at the experience of incarceration for juvenile offenders in countries as diverse as the U.S.A. and India, the UK and Brazil.

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  • Miami Mega Jail

    Miami Mega Jail

    In this two-part series, Louis Theroux spends time in one of the most notorious sections of Miami County Jail: the fifth and sixth floor of ‘Main Jail’, where many of the most volatile inmates are incarcerated.

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  • The Mark of Cain

    The Mark of Cain

    Sailing ships, stars, angels and executioners – The Mark of Cain chronicles the vanishing practice and language of Russian Criminal Tattoos.

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  • The Real Bangkok Hilton

    The Real Bangkok Hilton

    Dubbed the “Bangkok Hilton” by the West, Thailand’s Bangkwang jail is one of the most notorious prisons in the world. This documentary tells the human stories of prisoners struggling to stay sane in the jail’s cramped conditions, and the Thai staff struggling to cope with the ever-increasing number of inmates.

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