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Part of the Canada Carries On series, this short documentary reports on the conditions in a Canadian penitentiary, focusing on the treatments developed to reduce the amount of recidivism. Prisoners spend the majority of their days in cells, but they also work—in quarry gangs, on farms, and as tailors and shoe-repairmen. Monthly visitors are allowed, but movements within the prison are tightly controlled. This film is a revealing portrait of the criminal justice system and its philosophies on recidivism in the middle of the 20th century.

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Penitentiary, Ronald Weyman, offert par l'Office national du film du Canada

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  • réalisateur
    Ronald Weyman
  • scénario
    Ronald Weyman
  • producteur
    Sydney Newman
  • photographie
    Lorne C. Batchelor
  • musique
    Eldon Rathburn

  • RealGenie

    Remember, that was 1951. Things have changed somewhat in the past 65 years.

    RealGenie, 13 Déc 2016
  • sixam

    I presume a lot of contemporary Canadian criminologists (like the ones I encountered in university) would naively judge the regime depicted in the film as "too harsh".

    sixam, 25 Jui 2014