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Could we abolish prisons?

It is time to start talking about reformation of the criminal justice system - prisons play a big part. The prison system as we know it today was born from the Enlightenment as an alternative to what were considered barbaric forms of punishment. Reform has always been part of the evolution of justice. The drug laws of the 80's and 90's filled the prisons along racial lines and prisons for profit have only exacerbated this form of racism and injustice. We now confront barbarism in our own era. It's time for a complete overhaul. Abolishing prisons seems like a really radical idea, but how radical is it? We don't think it is.

We welcome ideas and responses. We want to have a conversation about it.

We will be launching our latest film project next week that addresses the issue of alternative forms of justice. In the meantime, you can check out our short film A System of Justice. In 2014, Glenn Ford was exonerated after spending 29 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. After his release Ford suffered further injustices: He was diagnosed with late stage lung cancer and Louisiana State refused to pay any compensation for his time in prison. An intimate portrait of Ford as he nears death, A System of Justice was filmed over 2 days at the hospice where Glenn spent his final days. 3 Generations partnered with two organizations, Resurrection After Exoneration and The Innocence Project, who helped Glenn in his final days.

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