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NCJ Number: 66123 Find in a Library
Title: JUMP STREET
Author(s): D DAVIS; C BURRILL; B YAHARUS
Corporate Author: Focal Point Films
United States of America
Project Director: J BLAHNIK; S A LOWENBERG; V RUE
Date Published: 1979
Sponsoring Agency: Focal Point Films
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Focal Point Films
P.O. Box 315
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SCENES FROM AN ORIGINAL PLAY, WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY INMATES OF THE TERMINAL ISLAND FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AT SAN PEDRO, CALIF., ARE INTERSPERSED WITH INMATE LIFE HISTORIES IN THIS DOCUMENTARY FILM.
Abstract: THE VIEWER IS SHOWN HOW A PLAY EVOLVES FROM THE FIRST TENTATIVE WORKSHOP DISCUSSIONS TO THE FINAL PRODUCTION IN HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. FILM SCENES CENTER AROUND THE EARLY DRUG EXPERIENCES OF A LEADING CHARACTER. INMATES OF THE MEDIUM SECURITY CO-CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION ARE SHOWN DISCUSSING THE KIND OF STATEMENT THE PLAY SHOULD MAKE AND TALKING ABOUT THEIR LIVES AND THE EVENTS THAT LED UP TO THEIR PRISON SENTENCES. THE JOINT EFFORTS OF A VISITING DRAMA GROUP AND THE INMATES RESULT IN A SUCCESSFUL PLAY, AND THE ACTORS, WITH ONE EXCEPTION, ARE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE INSTITUTION FOR THE TIME OF PERFORMANCE. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; California; Films; Inmate Programs; Medium security
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