In San Francisco County Jail, Five Keys Charter School is trying to reduce recidivism rates by giving inmates a chance to earn a high school diploma. Filmmaker: Annelise Wunderlich and Richard O'Connell. Follow @CorridorDoc on Twitter. POV partnered with the online video journalism studio Storyhunter to commission a series of short web documentaries about the achievements and challenges of young black males in the United States in conjunction with our presentation of American Promise.
With rare access inside Pelican Bay State Prison, we hear inmates' experiences of living in long term solitary confinement. This short documentary offers a visceral snapshot of the day-in-the-life inside one of the most notorious supermax prisons in the U.S.
Alex Landau, who is African American, recalls how he nearly lost his life following a traffic stop with the Denver police. He and his mother, Patsy, who is white, remember that night and how it changed them both forever.