During one three month period, in the spring of 1973, the maximum security prison at Walpole, Massachusetts was the scene of an unprecedented seizure of power that shook the Massachusetts criminal justice system to its core.
The prisoners organized and ran the prison-the school, the shops, the kitchen, the hospital, the internal security-while the striking guards
manned only the outside walls. This documentary takes you inside Walpole, to see and hear the story from the prisoners themselves.
Protesters across the street from the Chilean Consular General's House.
Protesters then listened to a Chilean activist who showed the scars he
received in jail during the Pinochet regime. He had his toes and nose
broken with a rifle butt during the two years he was incarcerated. He also
had his eyes bruised badly so that his vision has been impaired and watched
his friends get murdered or disappeared. This explanation was given in
front of a neighbor who became acutely aware of the seriousness of the
Pinochet's legacy on the education system.