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Women's prisons : old problems and new solutions

Author: Leslie CôtéAntony AndersonAnthony SherwoodTelevision Renaissance, Inc.Discovery Channel Canada.All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2003]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This program goes inside three women's prisons in the U.S. and Canada, contrasting old and new correctional philosophies. Key differences between the countries' systems are noted, such as the level of tolerance for sexual relationships between inmates. Interviews with the women poignantly highlight their struggles with drugs, suicide, motherhood, physical and sexual abuse.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Côté; Antony Anderson; Anthony Sherwood; Television Renaissance, Inc.; Discovery Channel Canada.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 52371010
Notes: Originally broadcast on the Discovery Channel Canada television program: Forbidden places.
Credits: Photographers, Frank Vilaca, Steve Kocsis ; editors, Enzo Anile, Mark Clermont ; music, Robert Hart, Martin Kucaj.
Performer(s): Narrator: Anthony Sherwood.
Description: 1 videodisc (47 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Forbidden places (Television program)
Responsibility: Television Renaissance, Inc. ; produced in association with Discovery Channel Canada ; director, Leslie Côté ; writer, Antony Anderson.

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"This program goes inside three women's prisons in the U.S. and Canada, contrasting old and new correctional philosophies. Key differences between the countries' systems are noted, such as the level of tolerance for sexual relationships between inmates. Interviews with the women poignantly highlight their struggles with drugs, suicide, motherhood, physical and sexual abuse.

The warden of the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women, the District Director of the Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women in British Columbia, and other prison officials discuss giving a second chance to women who often never had a first"--Container.

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