Multimedia Resources

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Video 8.1: Life in a Supermax Prison
Description: See what life is like for inmates inside a Supermax prison.

Video 8.2: Federal Prison Camp in Taft Responsible for Inordinate Share of Escapes
Description: Inmates at a fenceless prison camp in Taft keep walking away.

Audio 8.1: Written Inside: Stories about Prison Cells
Description: Written Inside is a podcast about life inside a maximum-security prison cell. Adapted from essays written at Stateville Correctional Center near Chicago, these intimate stories speak to the everyday experience of being incarcerated. Each inmate's story is voiced by a Chicago actor. Created by journalist Alex Kotlowitz and produced by WBEZ Chicago.

Audio 8.2: College Classes in Maximum Security: “It Gives You Meaning”
Description: More than 300 students are enrolled in the Bard Prison Initiative each semester, within a curriculum that offers over 60 courses.