2012 | Rise of Supermax

The Worst of the Worst

The Worst of the Worst: Portrait of a Supermax Prison depicts Connecticut’s sole supermax prison, where many inmates are held in solitary confinement for months and even years at a time. Hard-hitting interviews with a range of experts and administrators are interwoven with the powerful stories of those who spend their days within the walls of Northern: inmates and correctional officers.

Watch the trailer below:

Directors, Producers, Editors: Jane Cooper, Valarie Kaur, Ally Lamb, Aseem Mehta, Eric Parrie, Sharat Raju, Ivy Wang

Support for the Yale Visual Law Project has been provided by the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund, the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, and the Vital Projects Fund.

Comments
  1. Chet
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    The worst of the worst film. Where can I get a copy of the full film? Thank you :-)

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  2. [...] and co-producer, Valarie Kaur, have been working on a documentary for the Yale Visual Law Project, The Worst of the Worst, about a Connecticut supermax prison where inmates are held in solitary confinement for years at a [...]

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