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Tackling Recidivism with Music

Posted by Ashley on 1/24/2020 to News

"A vital and involving portrait...An unsettling snapshot of recidivism and the flaws in America's criminal justice system."-LA Times

In Richmond, Virginia, an innovative program is looking at new and effective ways to fight re-incarceration and addiction. 16 Bars chronicles that program, led by hip-hop legend Speech of Arrested Development. Following four men on journeys towards a new life, the film makes a potent argument for how turning prisons into sites of investment can thwart generations of of toxic cycles.

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