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A Sentence of Their Own (DVD)

A Sentence of Their Own (DVD)

No. 6554D


a film by Academy Award-nominated director Edgar A. Barens
In July of 1996, Becky's world was shattered. While her husband faced a felony conviction and a seven-year prison sentence, she and their two sons were left to contend with the aftermath.

A Sentence of Their Own chronicles one family's annual pilgrimage to a New Hampshire State Prison and reveals the damaging impact incarceration has on families.

A Sentence of Their Own makes visible what is rarely seen, the slow and gradual descent of a family "doing time" on the outside, and calls for a closer examination and deeper understanding of our growing use of incarceration and its impact on families, communities, and our culture at large. Click here to view/download the discussion guide. (64 min.)

 

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