Prison Documentary – Concrete and Sunshine

Posted: July 23, 2013 in Corrections
Tags: , , , , , ,

Concrete and sunshineIt’s a bit dated, but this independent documentary about prisons and society does a nice job of exploring some important themes that educators might find useful in the classroom.  Concrete and Sunshine focuses on the prison-industrial complex in California, but it also provides the basis for a broader discussion of prison issues generally, including the use of solitary confinement, the role of reentry services, and prisons as a form of social control.

A discussion guide is provided as well (PDF) that can help spark debate and dialogue in both high school and college-level courses.

For $1.99, you can stream the video here, or purchase it for $9.99.

 

Want posts conveniently delivered to your email inbox? Just follow crimeandjusticeblog.com by clicking on the link in the left sidebar, or sign up for our monthly roundup of top blog posts.

Share this article with all your favorite services!

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Leave a Comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s