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Cruel and unusual [videorecording] : transgender women in prison / produced and directed by Janet W. Baus, Dan Hunt, Reid Williams
Alternate Title Title on disc label and container: Cruel & unusual
Transgender women in prison [videorecording]
[New York, N.Y.] : Outcast Films, 2007
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  HQ77.9 .C78 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Transgender prisoners -- United States
Transgender people -- Crimes against
Male-to-female transsexuals -- United States
Prison violence -- United States
Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 1 videodisc (65 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD; standard format (4:3)
Language In English; closed-captioned
Performer/Participant Interviews: Yolanda Valentin, Anna Connelly, Linda Thompson, Ashley, Ophelia De'Lonta
Credits Director of photography, Slawomir Grunberg ; editors, Janet W. Baus, Dan Hunt, Mark Juergens ; original music, Amy Linton
Note "Funded in part by the Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, Frameline"--Credits
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2006
Container insert includes synopsis, production credits, and chapter titles
Summary A documentary about transgender women convicted and incarcerated in men's prisons in the United States. Interviews with lawyers and prison custodians reveal the level of violence these women have to face from the inmates, as well as from the authorities which do not recognize their condition as a medical disorder
Note Special features: "Sexual violence in prison for transgender women" (5 min.); "Protective custody" (3 min.); "Hormone therapy" (5 min.); "Family issues" (4 min.); "Legal cases: Ophelia" (5 min); "Legal cases: Linda" (7 min.); "More from the transgender women" (7 min.); "More from the community" (6 min.)
Alternate Author Baus, Janet
Hunt, Dan
Williams, Reid
Outcast Films
Open Society Institute
New York State Council on the Arts
Frameline (Firm)

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