The Resource A Nation of Women Behind Bars : A Diane Sawyer Hidden America Special, ABC News Productions, (electronic resource/)

A Nation of Women Behind Bars : A Diane Sawyer Hidden America Special, ABC News Productions, (electronic resource/)

Label
A Nation of Women Behind Bars : A Diane Sawyer Hidden America Special
Title
A Nation of Women Behind Bars
Title remainder
A Diane Sawyer Hidden America Special
Statement of responsibility
ABC News Productions
Title variation
  • Diane Sawyer Hidden America Special
  • Hidden America Special
Contributor
Film distributor
Host
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer takes you on a journey into the world of women living behind bars in America's prison system today. On both political sides, there is an agreement that the American prison system needs to be re-examined. The United States has larger populations and longer sentences than much of the world. Women are the fastest growing group of prisoners in the country compared to men. Diane Sawyer and team went into four prisons across the country for eight months to see what's wrong and what's next. The women and their crimes and sentences pose tough questions. Eraina Pretty, serving life in prison for first-degree murder - does anyone sentenced to life because of a violent crime deserve a second chance? Emilia Carr, the youngest woman on death row in the country - what would you do after hearing her story? The confounding question - how do you measure a life? Sawyer gives us an inside look at the issues of mental health in women’s state prisons where 73% of the inmates have mental illnesses. She also explores the daily duel of wits between inmates and guards and the intricacies of contraband, currency and conspiracy. Inside these walls, the women still find ingenious ways to get the food they crave, the makeup they miss, and sometimes even sex. Sawyer and her team traveled to Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor, and the Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala, Florida
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
11 & up
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Hosted by Diane Sawyer
Runtime
39
Technique
live action
Label
A Nation of Women Behind Bars : A Diane Sawyer Hidden America Special, ABC News Productions, (electronic resource/)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on ABC News Productions
  • Originally released by ABC News Productions in 2015.
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mental Health
  • (2:35)
  • Prison and Mental Illness
  • (2:46)
  • Sirlilar Stokes
  • (3:16)
  • Youngest Women Facing the Death Penalty
  • (3:30)
  • Death Row Inmates
  • (1:50)
  • Nation of Women Behind Bars: Introduction
  • Maryland Correctional Institution for Women
  • (2:49)
  • Tennessee Prison for Women
  • (3:06)
  • Women in Prison
  • (3:57)
  • (3:40)
  • "Toe Tagger"
  • (3:47)
  • Prison Contraband
  • (2:46)
  • Prison Life
  • (4:16)
Control code
100095267
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (38 min., 41 sec.))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color and sound.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Streaming video file
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
Label
A Nation of Women Behind Bars : A Diane Sawyer Hidden America Special, ABC News Productions, (electronic resource/)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on ABC News Productions
  • Originally released by ABC News Productions in 2015.
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mental Health
  • (2:35)
  • Prison and Mental Illness
  • (2:46)
  • Sirlilar Stokes
  • (3:16)
  • Youngest Women Facing the Death Penalty
  • (3:30)
  • Death Row Inmates
  • (1:50)
  • Nation of Women Behind Bars: Introduction
  • Maryland Correctional Institution for Women
  • (2:49)
  • Tennessee Prison for Women
  • (3:06)
  • Women in Prison
  • (3:57)
  • (3:40)
  • "Toe Tagger"
  • (3:47)
  • Prison Contraband
  • (2:46)
  • Prison Life
  • (4:16)
Control code
100095267
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (38 min., 41 sec.))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color and sound.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Streaming video file
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform

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