Prison Valley

The Prison Industry

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Welcome to Cañon City, Colorado

A town in the middle of nowhere with 36,000 souls and 13 prisons, one of which is Supermax, the new ‘Alcatraz’ of America. A prison town where even those living on the outside live on the inside. A journey into what the future might hold.

Nominations and Awards

  • Winner

    World Press Photo

    First prize of the interactive category for the multimedia contest

  • Winner


    Best cross-media/online production

  • Winner

    Grimme Online Award

    Knowledge and education award (best execution)

  • Winner

    Visa pour l'image

    best webdocumentary

  • Special mention

    Sheffield Doc/Fest

    Innovation Award

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    Site of the day

  • Winner

    Film Festival Bellaria

    Best Crossmedia program

  • Winner

    Prix Italia

    Best interactive site linked to a TV program


  • A webdocumentary from David Dufresne und Philippe Brault
  • A coproduction from ARTE France und Upian.
  • With the support of CNC
  • In partnership with Yahoo!, Liberation und France Inter


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