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, academic classes and vocational training such as masonry, carpentry, poultry processing and construction. This video also contains footage of the Florida Industrial School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. Produced by the Florida Department of Corrections.
Video Details
22:00; color; sound V-229; S.828
true

INMATE TAFERO

253550
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:06; color; sound; V-186 AA387; S.1239
Description
Death row inmate Tafero comments on unequal sentencing practices and remarks on the inequality of capital punishment judgments. According to Tafero, death row inmates are poor, uneducated minorities. There are numerous jump cut edits that negatively affect the quality of this segment. Produced by WFSU-TV.
INMATE TAFERO

EXPANDING THE CORRECTIONAL HORIZON

253011
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
17:00; color; sound V-228; P97-002
Description
This video explains the Division of Corrections' program for preparing inmates for their return to society after incarceration. The Corrections Training Institute provided data entry, welding, agricultural and vocational training to inmates. In addition, the program stressed the importance of improving communication between inmates and prison officials. This video, shot entirely inside Florida correctional facilities, contains scenes of prisoners participating in training activities. Produced by the Bureau of Criminal Justice Planning and Assistance.
for preparing inmates

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.
and inmates playing volleyball

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, and a baseball game in Jacksonville. There is also footage of inmates playing shuffleboard, checkers and Ping-Pong; doing gymnastics; and attending a baseball game at Wolfson Park in Jacksonville. The second half serves as a tour of the facility, including the dog yard, dairy farm, canteen, shop, staff offices and vocational training programs.
boxing match between inmates

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.
Inmates

HENRY BROWN

252917
Date
1970s
Collection
Video
Video Details
3:13; color; sound; V-185 AA372; S.1239
Description
This WFSU-TV work film contains commentary from Henry Brown, a young African-American death row inmate. A portion of the film only has an audio track and two segments of both audio and video footage. Brown comments on his decision to forfeit his plea bargain deal upon discovering that he would be forced to testify against his accomplices. Produced by WFSU-TV.
-American death row inmate. A portion

FUNCTIONAL LITERACY/ ATTORNEY GENERAL ROBERT SHEVIN

253137
Date
May-78
Collection
Video
Video Details
26:45; color; sound, V-236 DA129; S.1239
Description
Dr. Ronald Bailey comments on cultural bias in Florida's Functional Literacy Test. He also comments on institutional discrimination in the state's educational system. He details the unique disadvantages that members of low socioeconomic groups face in getting an equal education. Attorney General Robert Shevin comments on Florida's death penalty as a deterrent to violent crime. He remarks on Florida's Functional Literacy Test, affirmative action, and his support of pardon and compensation for former inmates Freddie Pitts and Wilbert Lee. Produced by WFSU-TV.
for former inmates Freddie Pitts

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