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Say Brother; Walpole: Every Which Way But Loose; Dinizulu Kamau discusses violence against inmates in the Departmental Segregation Unit (DSU), 10 Block

Part of Say Brother.

10/26/1979

This clip is from the program which offers an in-depth look at the policies, procedures, and inmates of the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Walpole, one of the most controversial maximum-security correctional facilities in the United States. Throughout the four days spent interviewing Walpole's inmates and staff, Say Brother documented the discriminatory application of the internal classification system (resulting in African Americans serving longer sentences and being placed in stricter confines), the virtual absence of minority staff, and the punitive rather than rehabilitative programs at the prison, particularly those of the Departmental Segregation Unit (DSU), 10 Block. (Say Brother was afforded the unusual privilege of being able to enter and obtain footage of 10 Block.) Those interviewed include Fred A. Butterworth (Superintendent of Walpole), Paul DiPaolo (a Walpole Social Worker), Carol Gabel (Director of Prisoner Programs), and Thomas DaSilva (Supervisor of DSU/10 Block). (See Program 923 for additional information on inmates Dinizulu Kamau and Adbullah Khalil Sabree.) Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by Brian Clarke.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Walpole: Every Which Way But Loose
Program Number

1005

Title

Dinizulu Kamau discusses violence against inmates in the Departmental Segregation Unit (DSU), 10 Block

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 offers a in-depth look at the policies, procedures and inmates of Massachusetts 'Walpole State Prison, one of the most controversial maximum security correctional facilities in the United States. Throughout the four days spent interviewing Walpole's inmates and staff, Say Brother documents the discriminatory application of the internal classification system (which leads to blacks staying longer and being placed in stricter confines), the virtual absence of minority staff, and the punitive rather than rehabilitative programs at the prison, particularly those of the Departmental Segregation Unit (DSU), 10 Block. (Say Brother was afforded the ususual privilege of being able to enter and obtain footage of 10 Block.) Those interviewed include Fred A. Butterworth, Superintendant of Walpole, Carol Gabel, Director of Prisoner Programs, and Thomas DaSilva, Supervisor of DSU/10 Block.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Segregation
DaSilva, Thomas
Prison administration
DiPaolo, Paul
Correctional institutions--Massachusetts
Sabree, Abdullah Khalil (William Johnson)
Prisoners--Classification
Civil rights
Discrimination in criminal justice administration
African American prisoners
Massachusetts Correctional Institution, Walpole
Butterworth, Fred A.
Kamau, Dinizulu (Efrid Brown, Jr.)
Gabel, Carol
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Clarke, Brian (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Contributors
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Harriston, Renee (Intern)
Melendez, Calenia (Intern)
Pugliesi, Joe (Video)
Hudson, Harvey (Audio)
Ehrman, Sally (Production Secretary)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Carey, Nancy (Intern)
Hugentugler, Carol (Videotape Recordist)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Wong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
White, Don (Video)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Koppel, Tiit (Switcher)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Walpole: Every Which Way But Loose; Dinizulu Kamau discusses violence against inmates in the Departmental Segregation Unit (DSU), 10 Block,” 10/26/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E52250375E164499A81A7A4DF03081DB.
MLA: “Say Brother; Walpole: Every Which Way But Loose; Dinizulu Kamau discusses violence against inmates in the Departmental Segregation Unit (DSU), 10 Block.” 10/26/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E52250375E164499A81A7A4DF03081DB>.
APA: Say Brother; Walpole: Every Which Way But Loose; Dinizulu Kamau discusses violence against inmates in the Departmental Segregation Unit (DSU), 10 Block. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E52250375E164499A81A7A4DF03081DB
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