Deaths in Solitary ConfinementThe Prison System's Blind Spot

53 min

Available until 06/06/2024

In the disciplinary wing, a prison within a prison, inmates die under unexplained circumstances. Their families want to know the truth and file lawsuits against the prison administration. One of them is Mahamadou, whose brother Amara died less than 30 minutes after being admitted to the isolation cell. The documentary tells the story of how he, and other bereaved relatives, such as Sambaly's sister, and Sacha's parents, fight for answers. Their story, along with previously unpublished testimonies from guards and former inmates, sheds light on one of the darkest places in the French Republic.

Director

  • Laurence Delleur

  • Vincent Marcel

Author

  • Laurence Delleur

  • Vincent Marcel

Production

CINETEVE

Producer

Estelle Mauriac

Country

France

Year

2023

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