Search:     WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
Christine Choy & Cynthia Maurizio
Producer: Third World Newsreel
1978
Color
28 minutes
US
English
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Inside Women Inside

This film exposes the daily humiliation regularly faced by women in U.S. prisons using firsthand accounts of inmates at the North Carolina Correctional Center for Women and the Correctional Institute for Women at Riker's Island, New York.

How does a woman cope with such common occurences as illness, pregnancy and family conflicts when she is sent away to prison? At the North Carolina Correctional Center for Womena and the Correctional Institute for Women at Rikers Island, a number of women answer these questions quite candidly.

Provocative interviews with these women reveal the anger and frustrations of daily life behid bars. We hear testimonies from women who have suffered from unnecessary miscarriages and improper medical care. We catch glimpses of inhumane conditions ranging from feudal wages and overcrowded cell block to lack of nutritional meals in the cafeteria.

INSIDE WOMEN INSIDE follows women demanding better meals and realistic job training: institutionalized injustices against them are clarified disrupting our conventional view of women behind bars. In spite of the realities of their oppression, their optimism and strength is insurmountable.

Tthanks to Terry Lawler and the New York Women in Film & Television for the preservation of INSIDE WOMEN INSIDE

Reviews
"Most Americans probably have some inkling as to the conditions that exist in the prisons of the United States. Most are probably wrong, as this compelling documentary points out. INSIDE WOMEN INSIDE exposes the daily humiliation faced by women in U.S. prisons using the very personal accounts of the inmates themselves. It's a film that's so well put together that it's depressing to be moved by such a sad subject."
- Brian Whitener, All Movie Guide

 
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