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NCJ Number: 52423 Find in a Library
Title: SQUIRES OF SAN QUENTIN
Corporate Author: J Gary Mitchell Film Co
United States of America
Project Director: J G MITCHELL
Date Published: 1978
Sponsoring Agency: J Gary Mitchell Film Co
San Francisco, CA 94109
MTI
Northbrook, IL 60062
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: MTI
3710 Commercial Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SHOT IN SAN QUENTIN STATE PRISON, CALIF., THIS FILM SHOWS A GROUP OF JUVENILE DELINQUENTS IN WORKSHOPS LEAD BY THE SQUIRES, AN ORGANIZATION OF LONG-TERM INMATES COMMITTED TO DIVERTING HARDCORE JUVENILE OFFENDERS.
Abstract: THE SQUIRES SUBSCRIBE TO A VOLUNTARY CHARTER TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY BY COUNSELING YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE ENTERED THE SORT OF CRIMINAL SPIRAL THAT BROUGHT MANY OF THEM TO THEIR OWN LONG SENTENCES IN SAN QUENTIN. THROUGH DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE ALTERNATIVES TO FUTURE INCARCERATION, THE SQUIRES EDUCATE THE JUVENILES CONCERNING THE NATURE OF LIFE IN SAN QUENTIN AND EMPHASIZE THAT SENTENCE TO SUCH A PRISON IS THE UNAVOIDABLE END-PRODUCT OF CRIMINAL CONDUCT. THE FILM SHOWS THE CHANGES IN ATTITUDES THAT OCCUR IN THE YOUNG PEOPLE DURING THE 3-WEEKEND WORKSHOPS, THE CONFRONTATIONS AND EMOTIONAL CONFLICTS, AND DISCUSSIONS OF THE POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE THE INMATES WISHED THEY HAD SELECTED. PRISON VIOLENCE AND HOMOSEXUALITY ARE UNDERSCORED.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; California; Correctional institutions (adult); Counselors; Diversion programs; Films; Inmate organizations; Juvenile awareness programs; Juvenile rehabilitation; Older inmates
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