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Say Brother; Inside Women Inside; Lack of services available to women prisoners

Part of Say Brother.

04/27/1979

In this clip Gertrude Cuthbert, chairperson of the Massachusetts Parole Board, describes what she perceives as sexism in the prison service in relation to the services available to women prisoners. Overall the program examines the lives of women in correctional facilities, particularly those in Massachusetts. Content is divided into two primary segments: an airing of Inside Women Inside (an acquired film exploring the lives of institutionalized women, their attitudes towards the penal system, and the conditions of the institutions they inhabit) and an interview conducted by Barbara Barrow-Murray with Gertrude Cuthbert (Chairperson of the Massachusetts Parole Board), Verna Trotman (Director of Charlotte House), Janet (no last name given, but a resident of Charlotte House), and Katherleane Graham (employee and former resident of Charlotte House). Topics include: responses to the film, the differences in resources available to male inmates as opposed to women, work release programs, the difficulty to providing care for children whose mothers are in prison, and sanitary conditions in the Framingham, Mass. correctional facility. Inside Women Inside produced by Third World Newsreel and copyrighted by Camera News, Inc. 1978. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by Brian Clarke.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Inside Women Inside
Program Number

915

Title

Lack of services available to women prisoners

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program examines the lives of women in correctional facilities, particularly those in Massachusetts. Content is divided into two primary segments: an airing of Inside Women Inside (an acquired film exploring the lives of institutionalized women, their attitudes towards the penal system, and the conditions of the institutions they inhabit) and an interview conducted by Barbara Barrow-Murray with Gertrude Cuthbert (Chairperson of the Massachusetts Parole Board), Verna Trotman (Director of Charlotte House), Janet (no last name given, but a resident of Charlotte House), and Katherleane Graham (employee and former resident of Charlotte House). Topics include: responses to the film, the differences in resources available to male inmates as opposed to women, work release programs, the difficulty to providing care for children whose mothers are in prison, and sanitary conditions in the Framingham, Mass. correctional facility. Inside Women Inside produced by Third World Newsreel and copyrighted by Camera News, Inc. 1978.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Inmates of institutions--Attitudes
Elmhurst General Hospital
Massachusetts Correctional Institution, Framingham
Civil rights
Segregation
Cuthbert, Gertrude
Inside Women Inside (Motion picture)
Graham, Katherleane
Trotman, Verna
Correctional Institute for Women at Rikers Island
Sex discrimination in criminal justice administration
Correctional institutions--Massachusetts
North Carolina Correctional Center for Women
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Clarke, Brian (Director)
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Plausse, John (Lighting)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Fong, Diana (Intern)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Vigneaux, Steve (Audio)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Wong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Brennan, Susan (Audio)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Rivera, George (Post Production Supervisor)
Rosenthal, Iris (Lighting Assistant)
Devitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Beres, Marc (Intern)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Sullivan, John L. (Assistant Cameraman)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Inside Women Inside; Lack of services available to women prisoners,” 04/27/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5DBC0F282B334FF4A735AD6DE354578F.
MLA: “Say Brother; Inside Women Inside; Lack of services available to women prisoners.” 04/27/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5DBC0F282B334FF4A735AD6DE354578F>.
APA: Say Brother; Inside Women Inside; Lack of services available to women prisoners. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5DBC0F282B334FF4A735AD6DE354578F
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