Public Myths about Prisons
In this program, criminologist Joseph D. Lohman contrasts the public’s attitude and desires for penal institutions with the current knowledge of the social sciences. With Kenyon Scudder, he explains the facts which would disprove existing myths, such as “The way to deal with prisoners is to treat them rough” and “Anybody can run a prison.” Film clips illustrate the unreasonable penal practices that are a product of these myths. An Interviewed prisoner brings out his experiences under such systems.
WTTW, Chicago; Joseph D. Lohman; Kenyon Scudder; Alan Sweetow; John H. Gagnon; Hans W. Mattick; Chalmers Marquis
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Prisons--United States; Prisoners and prisons; Imprisonment
National Educational Television
IUL Moving Image Archive
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- No Copyright - United States
- Physical Description
1 film reel 16 mm
- Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 7835196; Other: GR00451902; MDPI Barcode: 40000003329028
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