Serving Life

Serving Life

DVD - 2012
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Takes viewers inside Louisiana's maximum security prison at Angola, where the average sentence is more than 90 years. It documents an extraordinary hospice program where hardened criminals care for their dying fellow inmates. In doing so, they embark on a journey that may end in personal rehabilitation.
Publisher: New York : Virgil Films & Entertainment, [2012].
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Dec 18, 2017

A very interesting documentary of prisoners with extremely long or life-time sentences, men who have committed murder, enter a program where they become caregivers for prisoners who are extremely sick and dying. The men are interview first to determine if they are suitable candidates for the program. Being a hospice caregiver means taking full and complete care of a man who is unable to care for himself. Bathing, diapering, shaving, feeding and showing compassion to the dying person. The duties have a profound effect on the caregivers. A documentary very worth watching.

ArapahoeKati Oct 05, 2016

A fascinating account of inmates nearing the end of their life inside a max security prison. Highly recommend if you are interested in criminal justice and rehabilitation.

Jun 03, 2013

Inspiring story. Watching men change emotionally as they watch fellow inmates rapidly break down medically. Watching this poor guy have to wear arm/leg irons and walk into a van, so he could get tested at a proper hospital and get his fatal diagnosis. He was very sick medically but they still treated him like a convict. The warden, staff and volunteers of the hospice are all special people in my opinion. No one wants to die alone...

Mar 23, 2013

One cannot helped but be moved by this inspiring documentary film.

eve373 Apr 04, 2012

Very touching and at times you forget that the volunteers and dying men are criminals sentenced to serve years and years in prison for murder, armed robbery ...


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