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Genre  Documentary
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Country  United States
Air date  July 24, 2007
Writer  Katie Galloway
Language  English
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Director  Katie Galloway, Po Kutchins
Release date  April 15, 2007 (2007-04-15) (Ashland International Film Festival)
Directors  Katie Galloway, Po Kutchins
Genres  Documentary, Crime Fiction
Similar movies  Katie Galloway directed Prison Town - USA and Better This World, Sierra Leones Refugee All Stars (2005), Arctic Son (2006), Following Sean (2004)

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Prison Town, USA is a 2007 documentary film about Susanville, California, a small, rural town in the northeastern part of the state that tries to resuscitate its economy by accepting construction of a state prison. The economy had formerly depended on agriculture, mining and timber, but since the late 20th century has been increasingly dependent on prisons.

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The city now has two state prisons and a federal prison has opened nearby in Herlong, also in Lassen County. Half of the adults in Susanville work in these facilities, and 11,000 people are incarcerated in the rural county.

The film follows four men, their families, and how they react to the new institution: Lonnie Tyler, a prisoner; Dawayne Brasher and Gabe Jones, guards; and Mike O'Kelly, a dairyman threatened by how the prison could affect the community's buy-local policy.

Prison Town, USA was written, produced, and directed by Katie Galloway and Po Kutchins. It was aired in 2007 as part of the P.O.V. series on PBS.

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Prison Town, USA Wikipedia
Prison Town, USA IMDb


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