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What happens when a college psych study goes shockingly wrong? In this tense, psychological thriller based on the notorious true story, Billy Crudup stars as Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who, in 1971, cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days. Winner of two awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including Best Screenplay, and created with the close participation of Dr. Zimbardo himself, 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' is a chilling, edge-of-your-seat thriller about the dark side of power and the effects of imprisonment. Featuring an extraordinary cast of rising young actors, including Ezra Miller, Olivia Thirlby, Tye Sheridan, Keir Gilchrist, Michael Angarano, and Thomas Mann.

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High-flying reindeer! Mischievous elves! Warp-speed sleigh rides! Get set for a magical dose of holiday cheer, zany season's greetings, and spell-binding special effects in this fast-paced, heartwarming comedy hit! When Santa Claus decides to retire and pass on his magic bag of Christmas surprises to a new St. Nick, he enlists the aid of a hilarious assortment of characters, including that lovable know-it-all Ernest P. Worrell (Emmy Award-winning comedian Jim Varney)! Along the way, Santa and Ernest help a cynical teen experience the season's spirit like never before. And that's where the fun -- and magic -- begin! Ernest Saves Christmas... one delightful, surprising tale you'll never forget!

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Welcome to the slammer in this no-holds-barred, outrageous comedy! When white-collar Nelson Biederman IV (Will Arnett) winds up in the state pen with mischievous cellmate John Lyshitski (Dax Shepard), all hell breaks loose. From toilet wine to big-house beatdowns, it's a side-splitting comedy that could only happen in the clink!

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You're more likely to go to prison in the USA than any other country in the world, so in the unfortunate case it happens to you, this is the SURVIVORS GUIDE TO PRISON. Following the stories of two innocent men who spent decades behind bars for murders they did not commit. Gripping testimony from inmates, guards, staff, cops, analysts, lawyers and reformers, SURVIVORS GUIDE exposes the failed “punishment model” and examines the dramatic programs proven to work.

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Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison is a comedic tale of a stubborn ex-convict with dreams of becoming a world renowned motivational speaker. Two things stand in his way: his attitude and his no-nonsense probation officer.

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Naruto's battle to reclaim his honor begins! Naruto is convicted of a serious crime he didn’t commit and is sent to the inescapable prison, Hozuki Castle. The warden, Mui, quickly seals away Naruto’s chakra to prevent him from rebelling. Refusing to give up, Naruto plans his escape while also befriending his fellow inmates Ryuzetsu and Maroi. But he can't help but wonder what their ulterior motives are...

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Only a bumbling bank janitor like know-it-all knucklehead Ernest P. Worrell (Emmy® Award-winning comedian Jim Varney) could serve on jury duty and wind up serving time -- in the slammer! The laughs start when a crooked lawyer discovers that Ernest is a dead ringer for his crime-boss client...and before you can say "Framed!" -- the switch is on! While Ernest is behind bars trying to fit in and break out, he manages to turn the big house into a nuthouse full of big laughs. Meanwhile, his evil double is busy taking his place at the bank and in his girlfriend's life! Full of comic inventiveness, a wacky cast of characters, and slam-bang special effects, "Ernest Goes to Jail" is guilty of maximum fun in the first degree!

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While on vacation in Europe, four beautiful young American women are framed for drug smuggling and find themselves held captive in a harsh Turkish prison run by a sadistic commander, unaware that they are to be sold into slavery.

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In this remarkable documentary, filmmaker Brett Story excavates the often-unseen links and connections that prisons – and our system of mass incarceration – have on communities and industries all around us; from a blazing California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires to a Bronx warehouse that specializes in prison-approved care packages to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of new prison jobs to the street where Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson (and to the nearby St. Louis County, where African-Americans are still fending off police harassment, but of a different form). THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES is a film about our criminal justice system in which we never see a penitentiary.

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In 1997, Jonathan Stack and Liz Garbus spent a year filming inside of Louisiana’s maximum-security penitentiary. Surrounded on three sides by the Mississippi River and spread across 18,000 acres, Angola with 5000 inmates, is one of the oldest and largest prisons in the US. Louisiana doles out sentences so extremes that 95% of those who enter its gates die here. A slave plantation until the end of the Civil War and a prison ever since, Angola was long considered the bloodiest prison in the country. “The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison” intimately captured the day-to-day reality of six men living – and dying – in America’s most infamous penal institution. In the process, it captured their innate humanity, and the relationships and community that they build to sustain one another. By revealing a powerful and universal truth – that to err is human and to forgive, Divine – “The Farm” touched an enormous and receptive audience and garnered many of cinema and broadcast’s top awards, including Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize, three Emmys and an Oscar nomination. When first broadcast on A&E, “The Farm” attracted the largest audience for a documentary feature in the network’s history. “The Farm” was broadcast in 15 countries, including Japan, Australia, and throughout Europe, and has been the basis of educational programs throughout the nation since.

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The impending demolition of an abandoned prison has the paranormal investigation team "The Skeptic and the Scientist" rushed to spend a locked-in night within the prison's walls before the wrecking balls start swinging turning the now state historical building into condos. Knowing their channel needs views, team leader Matthew (Todd Haberkorn) funds one last-ditch effort in hopes the device science expert Sara (Paris Warner) has invented will be their ticket to fame and fortune. Along with their sound technician Ashley (Coryn Treadwell), cameraman Jacob (Brian Telestai) and guided by their assigned park ranger, the team recorded everything, hoping to capture elusive spirits. What they captured instead will change paranormal investigation forever, and may have even solved a long-standing mystery.

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How to Prepare for Prison focuses on the lives of three vastly different people who are steeling themselves against the daunting prospect of serving prison sentences for the very first time. Shot over three years, the film captures their growing psychological trauma as their children and families face poverty and social shame, and the individuals charged face their fears about violence in prison and whether or not they can survive the loss of freedom. All three experience protracted waits for their trials and, whether they've really done the crime or not, feel the enormous power of the law. The film goes beyond the notion of guilt or innocence. By offering an intimate look at the lives and states of mind of those awaiting judgment—filled with regret, defiance and stark fear—it deepens our understanding of the legal system and cultural ideas about crime and punishment. The stakes are high. Lives are changed forever.

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Incarcerated for murder and armed robbery, New York criminals learn to love again by raising puppies behind bars. In this inspirational tale, three selected prisoners battle self-doubt, anger and regret in their attempt to transform dependent pups into service dogs for injured US veterans. Bound together by fate, this uniquely vulnerable trio of puppy, prisoner and veteran come to discover the redemptive power of second chances.

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When the Lupin gang gets wind of the news that Finnegan Corbett, fondly referred to as the 'Modern Day Robin Hood' by the public, is finally set to be executed, they travel to Kingdom of Dorrente to break him loose. Can the master thief conquer the notoriously impregnable prison El Guille and “steal” Finnegan? Get ready for an action-packed prison break adventure with Lupin and the gang.

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The Prison Within exposes the devastating impact untreated trauma has on individuals and communities through the powerful stories of survivors of violent crimes and prisoners incarcerated for murder in San Quentin prison. Prisoners and survivors come together and participate in the Victim Offender Education Group (VOEG)—an innovative restorative justice program which enables prisoners to discover how the trauma they’ve experienced contributed to their criminality and to understand the impact their crimes have on their victims. Together, both prisoners and survivors confront and expose the pain, shame, and violence caused by the trauma they’ve experienced throughout their lives. The transformation reveals how the fallout from untreated trauma ultimately affects the entire community. This film serves as an example of how all people can change, how we can evolve as a community, and the power of connecting to the humanity in others, even those who have committed harm.

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2014 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Short Subject, Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall breaks through the walls of one of America’s oldest maximum security prisons to tell the incredibly moving story of the final months of the life of a terminally ill prisoner, Jack Hall, and the hospice volunteers, prisoners themselves, who care for him. A poignant account of life and death behind bars that shows how the hospice experience can transform the lives of the incarcerated.

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Johnny Cash is one of the most influential musical figures of the last 50 years. His deep, resonant voice and sparse guitar style have given him an instantly recognizable sound that manages to sit somewhere between folk, rock and country. He has been awarded ten Grammy Awards and was the youngest ever inductee into the Country Hall of Fame. His music is as relevant today as it has ever been. The concert on this album was recorded at the Tennessee State Penitentiary in Nashville in 1976. It is one of only two of his prison concerts that were filmed for broadcast. It features Cash with special guests Linda Ronstadt and Roy Clark performing a selection of their biggest hits such as Folsom Prison Blues, Orange Blossom Special, A Boy Named Sue and Ronstadt’s version of the Eagles Desperado. This concert has legendary status in the USA but has never had an official release in the UK.

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Convicted of armed robbery, Isa, arrives at the prison. Following her on her daily walk in the yard, it's clear that this is not the first time she has been here. As she embraces Dolores, a blond gipsy who has killed her husband, Rosa, a fragile and tender prostitute, and the other inmates, we feel that she is returning home. Yeserias women's prison houses a number of repeat offenders. Bonded by love and friendship, and dehumanised by the rules and regulations by which they are forced to live, its female inmates have lost the ability to function in a normal society. However, when failed actress Mar arrives to start work at the prison, her ability to see these convicts as people gains her a new kind of trust. Desperate to inspire the prisoners, she starts a theatre group, Modulo 4. This group gives the women a new confidence, and through their performances they find the freedom to express their individual personalities and begin to learn to live as regular people once again.

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Stephanie Zimbalist stars as a woman who is wrongfully sent to prison. But that's only the beginning of her ordeal when she learns that the prisoners are wrongfully taken off the grounds and forced into prostitution by the guards who double as pimps.

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After a fatal accident, Yu-gon, a former police inspector, is sentenced to hard time in a prison he once helped fill. Once inside, he discovers the entire penitentiary is no longer controlled by the guards, but by a vicious crime syndicate that breaks out at night, using their prison sentences as the perfect alibi to commit intricate heists. Looking for revenge against the system that placed him inside, Yu-gon joins the syndicate... but with every man out for himself, how long can the perfect crime last?

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Working with the PlayStation stimulus word "Share", Uwe Flade crafted the story of two downhearted convicts and their efforts to create an imaginary world within the confines of their prison cell. Explicit.

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When a fracking mishap accidentally rips apart the earth's crust, the resulting hole opens up a gaping underground waterway to a vast and mysterious ocean somewhere deep below. Instantly, giant prehistoric sharks begin wending their way upward toward a murky bog in the heart of the Arkansas Bayou. Unfortunately for a group of female prisoners on a work detail in the swamp, the deadly sharks attack without warning - pinning a hapless group of intended victims in a small deserted cabin in the heart of the wetlands. Death may be the only means of escape!

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On corrections officer struggles against a sadistic penal system and hard-core criminal inmates to improve the brutal conditions Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison.

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In the shadows of other dimensions, there lies a nefarious force waging war upon humans for millennia from the space between spaces - a dark force that governs not just our thoughts and actions but our very souls. The very advent of time began the slave master hierarchy between us and those unseen forces behind our every action and thought. They built and created "rules" and systems of thought, created kingdoms and spawned religions used to rule the masses from afar by controlling the ebb and flow of space and time on an epic level. We think we have the right to choose, but we do not.

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"Joan the Maid: The Prisons,” the second part of Rivette’s diptych, brought leading lady Bonnaire a César Award nomination for her powerful performance, as she plays out windows in the final two years of Joan’s life, from the battlefield victory, to prison life, to the stake.

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Aggie is a sweet young songstress having a hard time making it in the sleazy music biz, though it's not nearly as hard as the time she'll have to do for a murder she didn't commit. Yet even in the slammer, the same shady characters responsible for her fiendish frame-up target her. Featuring some of Hollywood's most memorable "bad-girl" performances, you’re sure to get caught up as Aggie fights to be declared innocent before she's silenced forever.

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Former Gang Member, current comedian, future famous comedian. Shayne Smith is the runner up in the Wiseguys' 2015 Funniest Person In Utah competition, winner of the 2015 Salt City Comedy Superstar contest and most recently voted best Alternative Comedian of 2016 by City Weekly.

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Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo goes behind prison walls to follow convict cowgirls on their journey to the 2007 Oklahoma State Penitentiary Rodeo. In 2006, female inmates were allowed to participate for the first time. In a state with the highest female incarceration rate in the country, these women share common experiences such as broken homes, drug abuse and alienation from their children. Since 1940, the Oklahoma State Penitentiary has held an annual 'Prison Rodeo'. Part Wild West show and part coliseum-esque spectacle, it's one of the last of its kind - a relic of the American penal system. Prisoners compete on wild-broncs and bucking bulls, risking life-long injuries. For inmates like Danny Liles, a 14-year veteran of the rodeo, the chance to battle livestock offers a brief respite from prison life. Within this strange arena the prisoners become the heroes while the public and guards applaud.

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Who is the bloody figure wielding a meat cleaver, seen racing through the alleys of British Columbia’s Chinatown? Who was the one woman hanged at Fort Saskatchewan? Journey through nine haunted prisons, and witness the portals to hell on earth.