Activity related to ‘The Rose that Grew From the Concrete’ Exhibition.
Thursday, October 16th @ 3:30 pm
Screening: Maximum Security University (1999), Tom Quinn.
Talk and discussion with Jason Bell and Airto Morales (Project Rebound)
Maximun Security University (1999), utilizes surveillance videos of the SHU (maximum security) exercise yard at Corcoran State Prison, California to show the shootings of four inmates by prison guards as they to break up fights. The tapes are compared with the shooting review board reports, revealing inconsistencies in the official accounts. This film criticizes the integrated yard policy whereby members of rival gangs are released into the yard together, almost ensuring that violence will occur.
Jason Bell is Project Rebound’s Director and Airto Morales is Project Rebound’s Data Specialist.