Florida Rebuilds

253085
Date
1950s
Collection
Video
Description
In this documentary about the Apalachee Correctional Institution, the camera follows staff member Paul McCarty, who plays an inmate at the facility. The film documents his stay at the institute from arrival and rehabilitation to release on parole. Rehabilitation activities include church services, a...
Video Details
22:00; color; sound V-229; S.828

APALACHEE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE

252881
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:50; color; silent; V-130 AA 267; S. 1239
Description
The film begins with distant views of the institution. It shows prisoners at work cleaning chickens, collecting eggs, cooking in the kitchen, doing woodwork, and playing basketball and baseball.

PRISON INTERIORS

253410
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:40; color; silent; V-186 AA392; S.1239
Description
This film consists of numerous shots of prison corridors, cellblocks, solitary confinement wings and recreation areas. There are several frequent edits and poor lighting plagues many of the shots. Produced by WFSU-TV.

FLORIDA'S PRISONS AND THE AIDS VIRUS

253082
Date
late 1980s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:57; color; sound; V-155 P93-013
Description
This is a Newscenter 7 special on AIDS in Florida's prisons. A prison official talks about the expense and risks involved regarding AIDS in the prison system. At the time of this broadcast, there were 11 known cases of AIDS in Florida's prisons, in addition to 18 that had already died. Videotaped by...

FLORIDA STATE PRISON

253104
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
2:20; color; silent; V-239 AA415; S.1239
Description
This film has exterior shots of a Florida state prison with detail shots of guard towers, barbed-wire fences, the prison entrance and inmates playing volleyball. Produced by WFSU-TV.

FLORIDA STATE PRISON: HOME MOVIES, PT. II

253106
Date
1952
Collection
Video
Video Details
12:00; color; silent V-232
Description
This film continues the tour of the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida featured in Part I. It includes footage of the women's ward (segregated in white and black wards) the sewing room, laundry facilities, electrical shop and the post office.

FLORIDA STATE PRISON: HOME MOVIES, PT. I

253105
Date
ca. 1946-1952
Collection
Video
Video Details
60:00; color; silent V-231
Description
This video compiles many home movies documenting various activities at the Florida State Prison in Raiford. The first half features recreational activities, including a boxing match between inmates and US Navy servicemen, a football game between prisoners and Air Force servicemen at Patrick Air Base...

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