Film Screening: PrisonTown, USA

Date: 

12/01/2009 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm

Goldman School of Public Policy
Room 105
2607 Hearst Ave.

The United States now has the dubious distinction of incarcerating more people per capita than any other country in the world. Yet the impact of this disturbing trend is not felt by many Americans because most prisons exist in remote, rural areas, like that featured in this film. In the small town of Susanville, CA, more than half the working adults are employed by the prison system. This documentary examines how the new correctional economy encompasses not only prisoners, guards and their families, but the whole community.

*Katie Galloway, co-director of Prison Town, USA, will be joining us for discussion following the screening.*

We will be serving a FREE, BETTER-THAN-PIZZA DINNER during the screening.

Tues, December 1st, 5:15-7:00pm (film screening from 5:15-6:30, followed by discussion with the director) Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 2607 Hearst Avenue

Co-sponsored by the CRG working group, the Criminal Justice Working Group