After his last film, “Life, Animated,” became an audience favorite, director Roger Ross Williams’ new film, “American Jail,” is turning its attention to the U.S. prison system.
CNN has released the first look at the upcoming film, which examines the individuals and entities that benefit from the existing framework and will see Williams traveling outside the U.S. for potential solutions to the problem.
To illustrate the forces behind the “prison pipeline” that Williams’ film looks to document, “American Jail” features commentary from leading experts in this field of study and testimony from individuals currently serving sentences in American facilities.
“American Jail” premieres Sunday, July 1 on CNN.
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