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Through the Wire

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This documentary unveils a particularly disturbing facility within the U.S.'s vast prison system, which now houses a larger proportion of that country's population than any in the world (a topic which is virtually never discussed publicly in the U.S.). The facility in question, the "Female High Security Unit" in Lexington, Kentucky, was designed to house political prisoners. The film exposes the inhumane conditions under which three women were kept, and shows that the avowed intent of this treatment...more

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