Prison Visitation Isn’t Like the Movies
When my dad was incarcerated, I began noticing specific tropes that reinforce a cultural narrative about prison all around me.
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a bad person does a bad thing and is locked away for years to protect the public
Top 100The Shawshank Redemption
An American MarriageThe New Jim Crow Just MercyThe Undoing Goodfellas
The Night Ofresponsible
Let’s Go to PrisonThe Longest YardMadea Goes to JailGet Hard
Prison Life in Popular Culture
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