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Lock Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island

Documentary about the Rikers Island prison. If you’re arrested in New York City and can’t make bail, you’ll be sent to Rikers Island–a mammoth holding facility for 17,000 men and women awaiting trial. TV journalist Jon Alpert spent ten months filming there, coming away with a graphic and unblinking portrait of life inside America’s largest jail complex, including a moving look at the human faces behind the statistics.

Duration: 75

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IMDb: 7.9