The Schell Center and the Law Library sponsor a screening of Prison Terminal

September 7, 2017

Please join The Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights and the Lillian Goldman Law Library on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:10pm in SLB 120 for a screening of: Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall.

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall is a moving cinema verite documentary that breaks through the walls of one of Americas oldest maximum security prisons to tell the story of the final months in the life of a terminally ill prisoner, Jack Hall and the hospice volunteers, they themselves prisoners, who care for him.

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall draws from footage shot over a six-month period behind the walls of the Iowa State Penitentiary and provides a fascinating and often poignant account of how the hospice experience can profoundly touch even the forsaken lives of the incarcerated.

“A profoundly tender experience.” - The Boston Globe

“[An] impressive balancing act, poised between an intimate portrait of an incarcerated World War II veteran and an overview of the prison’s hospice system for the terminally ill…Unflinching, thorough, plainspoken, and humane.”- Chicago Reader

Sponsored by Schell Center for International Human Rights and the Lillian Goldman Law Library.

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