I guess this is as good a time as any to say that I just got a job teaching English to Hispanic inmates at a prison in North Carolina.
For that reason alone, I wish my local PBS station_ which I usually admire, would show the documentary series "POV" during waking hours.
As it is, next week, MOST PBS STATIONS will air "Prison Town, USA," a documentary film by Katie Galloway and Po Kutchins at 10 pm on July 24.
The doc will examine the prison-building boom which took place in rural America in the 1990s when a new prison opened in America once every 15 days.
"Prison Town, USA" will focus on Susanville, Ca., which tried revamp its local economy with the building of the prison facility. The prison brought in difficult consequences for the area.
The film will focus on the stories of an unemployed mill worker turned prison guard, and an inmate's family which got trapped in Susanville.
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