Film Details:

Three Thousand Years Plus Life
DVD & video & 16mm color film, 1974, 42 mins.

Filmed inside M.C.I. Walpole, Massachusetts' maximum security prison, this documentary details how inmates reorganized the prison during a 1974 guards' strike and the citizen observers program.. Following the inmates as they filled out their daily schedules and activities, the filmmakers provide a rare portrait of "history in the making" as the prisoners talk about the changes they say will humanize their living conditions and interactions. A fascinating record of an amazing time in the history of the prisoners rights movement. TOPIC AREAS: Sociology, Criminology, Contemporary Issues. You will need an extra large takeup reel.
Social Movements; Prisoner Rights; Prisons; Criminal Justice