A few months ago I saw the documentary The House I Live In after listening to an episode of This American Life that featured the film. Despite having already read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander and countless commentaries about the criminal justice system, I still appreciated being able to see such a well put together documentary on the subject. Apparently this documentary has recently been shown in prisons throughout the country. It seems that emerging movements against mass incarceration are even gaining some support from those traditionally opposed to even the most modest prison reform.
Check out the trailer below.
You can rent the documentary for $1.99 on Youtube, or from your preferred online movie rental/purchase outlet. It’s also for sale on DVD from several sources. If you are a Netflix subscriber, you’re in luck – you can stream it for free.