#6323 Becky’s world was shattered. While her husband faced a felony conviction and a seven-year prison sentence, she and their two sons were left to contend with the aftermath. This film, by Oscar-nominated director Edgar A. Barens, chronicles one family’s annual pilgrimage to a New Hampshire state prison and reveals the damaging impact incarceration has on families.
A Sentence of Their Own makes visible what is rarely seen: the slow and gradual descent of a family “doing time” on the outside, and calls for a closer examination and deeper understanding of our growing use of incarceration and its impact on families, communities, and our culture at large.
Viewing time: 53 minutes. 2001. $125.00. SPECIAL: 5 copies for $539.95.