Attica: The Bars That Bind Us
Attica: The Bars That Bind Us takes a unique look at the human costs of working and living in a large men’s maximum security prison. Director Teresa Miller, a law professor at The State University of New York at Buffalo, has spent the past 17 years studying, writing, teaching about and working within New York state prisons. With the help of local filmmakers and students, she has collected unprecedented interviews and rare footage that tell the compelling stories of incarcerated people and their family members, correctional officers, the warden, and the contemporary conditions at Attica prison in rural upstate New York.
The United States has the shameful reputation of being the world’s largest jailer, and as the Prison Policy Initiative reported in March, 2017, 2.3 million people are currently locked up in prisons and jails. This mass incarceration continues in spite of the fact that a Brennan Center for Justice report shows that crime is down [...]Read More