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Say Brother
Inside Women Inside
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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.



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Correctional Institute for Women at Rikers Island
Massachusetts Correctional Institution, Framingham
Inside Women Inside (Motion picture)
Television broadcasting of films
Graham, Katherleane
Correctional institutions--Massachusetts
Civil rights
Sex discrimination in criminal justice administration
North Carolina Correctional Center for Women
Elmhurst General Hospital
Trotman, Verna
Inmates of institutions--Attitudes
Cuthbert, Gertrude
Race and Ethnicity
Clarke, Brian (Director)
Barbara Barrow-Murray (Producer)
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Vigneaux, Steve (Audio)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Devitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Rosenthal, Iris (Lighting Assistant)
Brennan, Susan (Audio)
Beres, Marc (Intern)
Rivera, George (Post Production Supervisor)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Fong, Diana (Intern)
Wong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Sullivan, John L. (Assistant Cameraman)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Plausse, John (Lighting)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
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