The Worst of the Worst tells the story of one Supermax prison in Connecticut, where prisoners deemed security threats are kept in isolation for 23 hours a day, sometimes for years on end. It explores the impact of Supermax on former inmates and correctional officers, and brings in the voices of psychiatrists, architects, lawyers, and prison officials who have worked inside Northern, and asks what the future of Supermax prison is in Connecticut and nationwide.
The United States holds more than 25,000 prisoners in long-term solitary confinement, far more than any other democracy in the world. Most of these inmates are held in specially designed “Supermax” prisons.
The Worst of the Worst will be released in Autumn 2012. Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/41050642