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Beyond the Wall Film at Lemon Creek Correctional
January 26 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
January 26th, 6:45 PM
Lemon Creek Correctional Center
Beyond the Wall offers a stirring portrait of life
after prison, as it follows five formerly incarcerated
men who are attempting to rebuild their lives on
the outside, with little support from our criminal
justice system. The film reveals a reality that runs
against the grain of conventional wisdom and
established public policies governing reentry.
While recently released individuals navigate an
anemic system of re-entry procedures in the
institutions of the criminal justice system, the
reality is that survival requires maneuvering
through the informal and often chaotic world of
the streets. These men have to knit together for
themselves the very services and supports that
the state re-entry system starkly lacks.
To remain crime free and drug free after release,
prisoners must relinquish their old lives and build
new ones. Through personal stories of re-entry—
including relapse, recovery and redemption—
Beyond the Wall puts a human face on the social,
economic and emotional barriers encountered
by returning citizens. In bearing witness to their
struggles, we are offered insights and hope for
ways prison re-entry can be more successful.
Beyond the Wall humanizes the social, economic
and emotional barriers encountered by citizens
(and their families) returning to their communities