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Prison town, USA

Author: Katie GallowayPo KutchinsLock Pictures.KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)Center for Independent Documentary.All authors
Publisher: [United States] : Lock Pictures, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What happens when a struggling rural community tries to revive its economy by inviting prisons in? The story of four families living in a modern-day prison town, as told in "Prison Town, USA," is a riveting look at one of the most striking phenomena of our times: a prison-building and incarceration boom unprecedented in American history ... The Susanville area is home to three prison complexes housing a total of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Katie Galloway; Po Kutchins; Lock Pictures.; KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.); Center for Independent Documentary.; Independent Television Service.
OCLC Number: 219580533
Credits: Written, produced and directed by Katie Galloway, Po Kutchins.
Description: 1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: a film by Po Kutchins and Katie Galloway ; co-production of KQED, Center for Independent Documentary, and the Independent Television Service.

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"What happens when a struggling rural community tries to revive its economy by inviting prisons in? The story of four families living in a modern-day prison town, as told in "Prison Town, USA," is a riveting look at one of the most striking phenomena of our times: a prison-building and incarceration boom unprecedented in American history ... The Susanville area is home to three prison complexes housing a total of more than 11,000 inmates. The inmate population is more than one-and-a-half times the number of local residents."--Page O.V website.

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