Prisons Without Walls

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Date
1959
Summary
In this program, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman points out the failure of walled institutions to serve a socially constructive purpose and indicates alternative types of imprisonment. An interview with a prisoner points up characteristics that illustrate the need for these alternatives. Harrison and Lohman discuss the economy of prison camps and the constructive life in these camps, which contrasts with the maladjustment occurring when men who are bitter and hostile toward conventional society are thrown together behind a large wall. They describe the prison camp as a way-station on the return road to a responsible life in conventional society.
Contributors
WTTW, Chicago; Joseph D. Lohman; Gus Harrison; Alan Sweetow; Chalmers Marquis; Hans W. Mattick; John H. Gagnon
Publishers
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genre
Educational
Subjects
Imprisonment; Prisoners and prisons; Alternatives to imprisonment; Prisoners--Attitudes
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 film reel 16 mm
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 7835206; Other: GR00450754; MDPI Barcode: 40000003350693

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