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Through the Wire

PBS Premiere: June 26, 1990


In 1986, three women convicted of politically-motivated nonviolent offenses were transferred to a secret, subterranean prison where they were kept in constantly-lit near isolation, watched 24 hours a day and strip-searched routinely for nearly two years. The women were not imprisoned in Turkey or Iran or Chile, but in Lexington, Ky. This startling film is simultaneously a frank account of three uncompromising women who would not renounce their political affiliations and a chilling expose of the secret unit in which they were confined.


TAGS: confinement, criminal justice, political prisoners

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Through the Wire

Premiere Date: June 26, 1990

Filmmaker: Nina Rosenblum


Nina Rosenblum
Nina Rosenblum

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