Directed and Produced by Roger Ross Williams

In this provocative and deeply personal film, director Roger Ross Williams explores the forces that fuel America’s sprawling prison system while seeking to understand the factors that led a childhood friend to commit suicide. Williams’ investigation presents a range of stakeholder positions, and offers working examples of potential solutions, even traveling to the Netherlands for cases of success, to address the ‘prison pipeline’ that criminalizes the mistakes of the poor and the vulnerable.

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