Prison Songs

Factual, Documentary
49m2014English
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Prison Songs
48m

The inmates of a Darwin prison are shown in a completely new light in Australia’s first ever documentary musical Prison Songs, as they share their feelings, faults and experiences in an extraordinary way – through song. Darwin Correctional Centre is the largest correctional centre in the Northern Territory. Originally designed to hold 115 prisoners when it opened in 1979, by 2014 it is overcrowded and bursting with more than 800 male and female inmates. 80% of the prisoners here are Indigenous Australians. Granted unprecedented access to film inside Berrimah before its decommission in late 2014, Prison Songs offers a rare glimpse into life in a contemporary Australian prison.

subtitles:
English
countries:
Australia
directors:
Kelrick Martin
advice:
Coarse language