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Trailer

Since I've Been Down    |  2:10  |  2020  |  HD

Audio language: English        
Subtitles language: English

SINCE
I BEEN
DOWN
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SINCE I BEEN DOWN spotlights Kimonti Carter and follows a wide group of prisoners as they break free from their fate and create a model of education that is transforming their lives, their communities, our prisons, and humanity.

Clips

Mass
Incarceration

Bryan Hershman,  

Mary Flowers

In the history of Western civilization, the United States is the only country to allocate this many resources to imprisoning its own citizens.

Since I've Been Down  |  0:43  |  2020  |  HD

Audio language: English        
Subtitles language: English

T.E.A.C.H
Introduction

Touré Zimbabwé, Andre
Parker, Jeri Boe, Fay Gingell

 

When the prison education system prioritizes those with 7 years or less on their sentence, those outside of that category take matters into their own hands.

Since I've Been Down    |  1:47  |  2020  |  HD

Audio language: English        
Subtitles language: English

1986 Crime Law: Getting caught with 5 g of crack can lead to 5 years in prison. Getting caught with 500 g of powder cocaine can lead to probation.

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​Tonya Wilson

Re-entry coordinator, The Freedom Project

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Kimonti Carter

Former President of Black Prisoners' Caucus and Founder of T.E.A.C.H (taking education and creating history)

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Virginia Parham

Founder of Families Shoulder to Shoulder

With a picture of her son Willie Nobles

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Washington State Reformatory Prison Yard

Stills