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Inside Women Inside
Program 915
Original Airdate: 4/27/1979

Subject Keywords
Correctional institutions - Massachusetts
Inmates of institutions - Attitudes
Sex discrimination in criminal justice administration
Television broadcasting of films

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Cuthbert, Gertrude
Graham, Katherleane
Trotman, Verna

Corporate Names
Correctional Institute for Women at Rikers Island
Elmhurst General Hospital
Inside Women Inside (motion picture)
Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Framingham - Framingham - Massachusetts
North Carolina Correctional Center for Women

Program Description
Program examines the lives of women in correctional facilities, particularly those in Massachusetts. Content is divided into two primary segments: an airing of Inside Women Inside (an acquired film exploring the lives of institutionalized women, their attitudes towards the penal system, and the conditions of the institutions they inhabit) and an interview conducted by Barbara Barrow-Murray with Gertrude Cuthbert (Chairperson of the Massachusetts Parole Board), Verna Trotman (Director of Charlotte House), Janet (no last name given, but a resident of Charlotte House), and Katherleane Graham (employee and former resident of Charlotte House). Topics include: responses to the film, the differences in resources available to male inmates as opposed to women, work release programs, the difficulty to providing care for children whose mothers are in prison, and sanitary conditions in the Framingham, Mass. correctional facility. Inside Women Inside produced by Third World Newsreel and copyrighted by Camera News, Inc. 1978.

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Beth Deare

Brian Clarke

Barbara Barrow-Murray

Gertrude Cuthbert
Katherleane Graham
Verna Trotman

Marc Beres (intern)
Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Susan Brennan (audio)
Ron Buccherei (switcher)
Leo Demers (videotape recordist)
Doug Devitt (videotape recordist)
Diana Fong (intern)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Dick Holden (camera)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Frank Lane (camera)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
John Plausse (lighting)
George Rivera (post-production supervisor)
Iris Rosenthal (lighting assistant)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
John L. Sullivan (assistant cameraman)
Steve Vigneaux (audio)
Evelyn Wong (production assistant)

Air Print 2" videotape A2-06103
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06088
Original footage 2" videotape A2-01727
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01524
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01258A
Preservation master beta SP cassette (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01524A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 2001-60
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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