Convicted

Australia, 1992

Film
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5% of prisoners in Australian prisons are women. 85% of these are in prison for drug-related crimes. In this film the women of Northfield Prison Complex in South Australia, prisoners, warders, psychologists, recount their experiences. The specific problems of women - the care of children, familial attitudes, low self-esteem are highlighted as is the lack of rehabilitation which leads to 65% recidivism.

Credits

director

Kay Pavlou

producer

Mike Piper

production company

Australia. Special Broadcasting Service

Language

English

Duration

01:00:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38847

Subject categories

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Women prisoners

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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