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
classes and vocational training

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.
and vocational training to inmates

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.
Vocational training

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.
Vocational training

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