A documentary by Karina Epperlein
Women prisoners and their children speak out
VOICES FROM INSIDE follows a German-born theater artist into a federal women's prison. She encourages a racially mixed circle of women to find their own voices through poetry and creative expression, and meets their children on the outside. The prisoners tell their life stories and share their experience of prison life. VOICES FROM INSIDE shatters conventional stereotypes about crime, criminals and race. An inspiring experiment in breaking the walls with love!
"I found it beautifully made and very moving. It is so important for us on the outside to realize what 'treasures' are hidden away on the inside." —Susan Sarandon
"Every legislature that lavishes money on building prisons – and starves programs that rebuild dignity — should be put in a room with this unforgettable story of four women's lives." –Gloria Steinem
"A stunning film! It gives a very valuable picture of how women come to be in prison, and the futility of keeping them there." —Leslie Acoca, senior researcher, National Council on Crime & Delinquency
**National Council on Crime and Delinquency's PASS Award**