Long Road Back: Ex-offenders' Struggle for Acceptance

DVD, 2009, 52 min.
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Showcases stories of heartbreak and victories - as ex-offenders try to put their lives and families back together after serving a prison term. Experts who assist these individuals in their re-entry transition give context to the interviews. Issues addressed include the criminal justice crisis, obstacles to re-entry, stigma and redemption. The documentary follows Jamie’s struggles with jobs, relationships, and mental health issues after her 11-year prison term and Klaus, whose education and work experience isn’t enough to create job opportunities after serving a prison term.

Comes with discussion guide and optional English and Spanish subtitles.

(1 session)

Public Performance Rights Included
GenreGroup Study/Workshop
TopicMental Health
AudienceAdults, Leaders
LanguageSpanish, English

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