‘Prison Terminal’ screening

Date / Time

November 13, 2014

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Screening of Academy Award-nominated film “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” by Edgar Barens, media specialist at the Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research. Panel discussion and reception follow. 

“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” is a moving cinema verité documentary that breaks through the walls of one of America’s oldest maximum-security prisons to tell the story of the final months in the life of a terminally ill prisoner, Jack Hall and the hospice volunteers, they themselves prisoners, who care for him.

“Prison Terminal” draws from footage shot over a six-month period behind the walls of Iowa State Penitentiary and provides an account of how the hospice experience can touch even the lives of the incarcerated. It was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary short-subject in 2014.


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