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NCJ Number: 77797 Find in a Library
Title: I Traded My Freedom - True Story of Four Convicts
Author(s): E P SchubertMurrian D
Corporate Author: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Audio Visual Studio
United States of America
Project Director: D Murrian
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Nashville, TN 37204
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written for an adolescent audience, this film tells the stories of four convicts from within the walls of the Maryland State Penitentiary.
Abstract: Part of Operation Crime Prevention, the film is designed to deter teenagers from a life of crime. The four convicts tell their own stories in somber tones. They emphasize the importance of listening to parents, teachers, and other adults who are interested in helping young people. They describe their wayward actions and the bad influences they allowed to control their lives, such as alcohol, gambling, and a desire for material items (cars, fine clothes, etc.). They reiterate the importance of having the right attitude--that no one should feel that the world owes them a living, as they did. Finally, the convicts make the point that their patterns of behavior led them to their present incarceration, and that they have no one to blame but themselves.
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Adult offenders; Audiovisual aids; Deterrence; Films; Inmates; Juvenile awareness programs
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. This is a 16mm color film. The running time is 40 minutes.
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