Exploring the U.S. Prison System: Documentaries, Books and More

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The following, originally posted on Internet Archive Blogs, is a brief list of resources ideal for becoming acquainted with the U.S. prison system, including some history.


• Women in Prison Part 1 and Part 2

• AIDS in Prison Part 1 and Part 2


Life After Prison (KXJZ Radio)

• Childhood Matters: When a Parent Is In Prison


Drops of Blood: Prison Verse (1911; written by Royall Douglass, a prisoner in San Quentin)

Famous Adventures and Prison Escapes of the Civil War (1913)

Prison Life of Jefferson Davis (1866)

Woman in Prison (1869)

View the post on Internet Archive Blogs.

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