American Justice

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Since 2002, the United States has had the highest incarceration rate in the world. This month, WORLD Channel is showcasing films that explore themes of equality and inequality in our prison and justice system, and how even in confined and solitary conditions the human spirit is resilient.

On our original award-winning series AMERICA REFRAMED, women and immigrants feature prominently, from incarcerated women maintaining bonds with their children in Mothers of Bedford, to battered women serving life sentences for killing their abusers in The Perfect Victim, to a deported refugee who is at once a criminal and a victim, giving voice to his struggle through poetry in Cambodian Son. Other curated titles include FRONTLINE’s Solitary Nation and Prison State, POV’s Herman’s House and 15 to Life – Kenneth’s Story, and from INDEPENDENT LENS, The Trials of Muhammad Ali and Evolution of a Criminal.

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