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S18 Ep16: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

A meditation on the prison’s disappearance in the era of mass incarceration, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives.

Air Date 5/8/17

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