Source: The Washington Post
With a camera hidden in a hollowed-out Bible, peeking through the “o” of the word “Holy,” and a pair of rigged reading glasses, Scott Whitney secretly filmed life behind bars inside one of Florida’s notoriously dangerous prisons.
For four years, the 34-year-old convicted drug trafficker captured daily life on contraband cameras at the Martin Correctional Institution in Indiantown, Florida. Whitney smuggled footage dating back to 2017 out of the prison and titled the documentary “Behind Tha Barb Wire.”
The video — given to the Miami Herald — allows the public to see with their own eyes the violence, rampant drug use, and appalling conditions inside the prison.
As the Miami Herald previously reported, Florida prisons have gone to great lengths to withhold video footage and other documents from news outlets, as well as family members of inmates who have died in custody.
Watch “Behind Tha Barb Wire” at the Miami Herald.
Read the story at The Washington Post.
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