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Dinizulu Kamau discusses violence against inmates in the Departmental Segregation Unit (DSU), 10 Block

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Title:
Dinizulu Kamau discusses violence against inmates in the Departmental Segregation Unit (DSU), 10 Block
Description:
This clip is from the program which offers an in-depth look at the policies, procedures, and inmates of the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Walpole, one of the most controversial maximum-security correctional facilities in the United States. Throughout the four days spent interviewing Walpole's inmates and staff, Say Brother documented the discriminatory application of the internal classification system (resulting in African Americans serving longer sentences and being placed in stricter confines), the virtual absence of minority staff, and the punitive rather than rehabilitative programs at the prison, particularly those of the Departmental Segregation Unit (DSU), 10 Block. (Say Brother was afforded the unusual privilege of being able to enter and obtain footage of 10 Block.) Those interviewed include Fred A. Butterworth (Superintendent of Walpole), Paul DiPaolo (a Walpole Social Worker), Carol Gabel (Director of Prisoner Programs), and Thomas DaSilva (Supervisor of DSU/10 Block). (See Program 923 for additional information on inmates Dinizulu Kamau and Adbullah Khalil Sabree.) Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by Brian Clarke.
Creator:
Deare, Beth
Director:
Clarke, Brian
Producer:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Contributor:
Holden, Dick
Contributor:
Lewis, Webster
Contributor:
Harriston, Renee
Contributor:
Melendez, Calenia
Contributor:
Pugliesi, Joe
Contributor:
Hudson, Harvey
Contributor:
Ehrman, Sally
Contributor:
Hill, Rebecca
Contributor:
Carey, Nancy
Contributor:
Hugentugler, Carol
Contributor:
Mackles, Gene
Contributor:
Johnson, Nat
Contributor:
Merhar, Milan
Contributor:
Morton, Wil
Contributor:
Wong, Evelyn
Contributor:
St. Onge, David
Contributor:
White, Don
Contributor:
Buccheri, Ron
Contributor:
Koppel, Tiit
Contributor:
Smith, Lee
Contributor:
Lane, Frank
Contributor:
Smith, Kathy
Date:
October 26, 1979
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Segregation
DaSilva, Thomas
Prison administration
DiPaolo, Paul
Correctional institutions--Massachusetts
Sabree, Abdullah Khalil (William Johnson)
Prisoners--Classification
Civil rights
Discrimination in criminal justice administration
African American prisoners
Massachusetts Correctional Institution, Walpole
Butterworth, Fred A.
Kamau, Dinizulu (Efrid Brown, Jr.)
Gabel, Carol
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_E52250375E164499A81A7A4DF03081DB