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Residents of a California town talk about the changes that have occurred since a large prison was built in their midst.

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A fifth-generation rancher has to work in the prison because ranching can't sustain his family financially.

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Job opportunities in Susanville, California, are sparse, and working at the prison is one of the few options left for residents.

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An inmate's family welcomes him home from prison and talk about their hopes for their future.

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A prisoner's wife talks about the complicated ways his being in prison affects her life in town.

Filmmaker Interviews

Galloway and Kutchins discuss the changing landscape of rural America over the past twenty years.

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A fifth-generation rancher explains that he needs to work in the prisons to keep his family afloat.

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Prison Town, USA

Premiere Date: July 24, 2007

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmakers: Katie Galloway, Po Kutchins Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release


Katie Galloway
Katie Galloway
Po Kutchins
Po Kutchins

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Critical Acclaim

A raw look at how a small town in Northern California is transformed when the locals agree to the construction of a prison... in every respect, this film is illuminating...”

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