While Metamora Films focuses on transforming hearts and minds through film, Metamora Media produces thought-provoking journalism through video, photography, artwork and the written word. Our newest project, ‘Solitary Nation’, is a video podcast which discusses criminal justice issues in America. It’s free to watch.
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‘Solitary Nation‘, hosted by Matt Duhamel, officially launched September 20th, 2016 with interviews from professionals, organization leaders, dignitaries, social advocates and everyday people. Topics include the prison system, probation/parole, sex offender registration, the affects of incarceration on children and families, and much more.
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America’s criminal justice system is broken. In World Report 2016, The Human Rights Watch reports harsh sentencing in America: “The United States locks up 2.37 million people, the largest reported incarcerated population in the world. About 12 million people annually cycle through county jails. Concerns about over-incarceration in prisons—caused in part by mandatory minimum sentencing and excessively long sentences—have led some states and the US Congress to introduce several reform bills. At time of writing, none of the federal congressional measures had become law.”
In addition to jail and prison issues, ‘Solitary Nation‘ will discuss how incarceration affects families and children. The arrest and removal of a mother or father from a child’s life forces that child to confront emotional, social and economic consequences that may trigger behavior problems, poor outcomes in school and a disruption or severance of the relationship with the incarcerated parent that may persist even after the parent is released from prison. (Hairston 2007)
Solitary Nation Examples
The Running Man: Charlie Engle’s Redemption (Episode #3)
Sex Offender Panic on Halloween (Episode #5)
Solitary Nation – Mass Incarceration in America (Episode #2)
Fathers in Prison: Learning to Parent Behind Bars (Episode #4)
Topics Discussed on Solitary Nation
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
The United States locks up 2.37 million people, the largest reported incarcerated population in the world. About 12 million people annually cycle through county jails.
Solitary Nation discusses tough issues including parole and probation, community perceptions, sex offender registration, and the ability to find housing and employment.
The arrest and removal of a mother or father from a child’s life forces that child to confront emotional, social and economic consequences that may trigger behavior problems.