Film, Video Folklore and Seeing: Photographs from Cummins Prison
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- Folklore and Seeing: Photographs from Cummins Prison
- In two separate decisions in 1969 and 1970, Holt v. Sarver I and II, U.S. District Judge J. Smith Henley declared the Arkansas prison system unconstitutional on the grounds that it was cruel and unusual punishment. This was the first time a state's prison system had been declared illegal, and the first time that a Federal judge ordered a state to radically change the way it dealt with prisoners. A year later, ethnographer Bruce Jackson, who had previously done a great deal of work in the Texas prison system, made a brief visit to Cummins prison in Grady, Ark., to see what the worst prison in the United States looked like.
- Library of Congress
- American Folklife Center, sponsoring body
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2010-03-25.
- - Biography, History
- - Culture, Folklife
- - Classification: Fine Arts.
- - Classification: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation.
- - Bruce Jackson.
- - Recorded on 2010-03-25.
- - Kids, Families.
- - Researchers.
- - Teachers.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Folklore and Seeing: Photographs from Cummins Prison. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-25, 2010. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688418/.
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Library Of Congress & American Folklife Center, S. B. (2010) Folklore and Seeing: Photographs from Cummins Prison. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-25. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688418/.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Folklore and Seeing: Photographs from Cummins Prison. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-25, 2010. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688418/>.