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Summary: Set in the Libyan Desert during World War II, British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up "The Hill," a manmade instrument of torture--a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. They are in this military prison because they once defied, rebelled and talked back to their superiors.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HIL

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Hill

Summary: City banker Andy Dufresne arrived at Shawshank Prison in 1947. Convicted of two brutal murders, he received a double life sentence. Within the confines of the prison, Andy forms an unlikely friendship with the prison "fixer" Red. He also becomes popular with the Warden and the prison's guards, as Andy is able to use his banking experience to help the corrupt officials amass personal fortunes....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2004

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SHA

Summary: "A ripped-from-the-headlines social-problem picture about inmates' rights that was inspired by a recent spate of uprisings in American prisons ... shot on location at Folsom State Prison, with real inmates and guards as extras"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD + BLU-RAY CRIME/MYSTERY RIO

Summary: Based on the true story of American Rangers who rescue the survivors of the Bataan Death March from the Cabanatuan Prison Camp during WWII. When the Philippines fell to the Japanese, the remnants of Gen. MacArthur's Army were forced down the Bataan Peninsula where they were surrounded and cutoff with no hope of rescue. They were starving and dying of disease. Gen. Wainwright eventually...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2005

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GRE

Summary: "Red" Redding is a lifer who knows the ropes at Maine's Shawshank State Prison. New inmate Andy Dufresne is a quiet banker, unjustly convicted of murder. Andy's indomitable will earns Red's friendship and his resourcefulness brings hope and change to the entire prison. Andy is full of surprises--and he saves his best surprise for last.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SHA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE SHA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Shawshank 2007

Summary: "I'm just a bloody normal bloke. A normal bloke who likes a bit of torture," says Mark "Chopper" Read. Read is one of Australia's best-selling authors, in part because before he became an author, he was one of Australia's most brutal stand-over men. "Chopper" tells his story with a kind of fascinated horror, a study of the mystique of criminal notoriety, and portrait of a cunning, ruthless...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2001

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE CHO

Summary: The epic story of Henri Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, who, in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon's escape.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PAP

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE PAP

Summary: Breaking out of maximum security at Fox River was the easy part. Now, Michael Scofield must fight to survive inside Sona, a hellish Panamanian prison where the only rule is brutal violence and the only way out is in a body bag. So, with time running out, Lincoln Burrows scrambles desperately to free his brother along with the only man who can deliver Lincoln's captive son from the sinister...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV PRI

Summary: Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2000

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PAR

Summary: Television series based on the EC horror comics of the 1950s.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TAL

Summary: "This is a western like no other, combining the mythological scope of that most American of genres with the searing naturalism of a performance by Marlon Brando--all suffused with Freudian overtones and masculine anxiety. In his only directing stint, Brando captures rugged coastal and desert landscapes in gorgeous widescreen, Technicolor images, and elicits from his fellow actors (including...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Western DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY WESTERN ONE

Summary: Welcome to Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison or OZ. As run by Tim McManus and overseen by Warden Leo Glenn, Em City is about prisoner rehabilitation over public retribution. No matter how hardened a criminal or killer, whether you're in for a few years or in for life, you have a role to play. Once inside, choose your friends carefully.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Video 2002

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV OZ

Summary: A former pro football quaterback suddenly lands in a maximum security prison. Using fellow inmates, he must put together a motley group of cons to play a no-holds-barred grudge game against the sadistic guards.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2005

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Summary: An eccentric warden runs a maximum security prison free from the constraints of space, time, or sanity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2012

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV SUP

Summary: General Irwin, a respected three-star tactician whose career ends in disgrace when he's court martialed and sent to a maximum security military prison, The Castle. Irwin quickly butts heads with the facility's autocratic warden, Colonel Winter, who runs his command with an iron fist, even killing prisoners when he deems it necessary. Irwin rallies his fellow convicts into a rag-tag army and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks Home Entertainment 2002

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Summary: A former boxer turned drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD + BLU-RAY ACTION/ADVENTURE BRA

Summary: This summer, The Warden is back and the death toll at Superjail continues to rise at a ridiculous rate in the all-new Adult Swim DVD release. Includes all 10 episodes from the animated comedy's third season, complete with fist fights, baffling love triangles and psychedelic animation that will melt your face off. Series creators and executive producers also created a collection of bonus...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2013

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV SUP

Summary: When Bea Smith arrives at Wentworth Prison, arrested for the attempted murder of her abusive husband, she is thrown head-first into a hostile and unforgiving environment with rules of its own. Bea tries to stay out of trouble, but quickly becomes caught up in a brutal rivalry between celebrity inmate Franky and former mob boss Jacs. Wentworth proves to be a dangerous place for the officers as...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn 2016

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV WEN

Summary: Revenge, deceit and edge of your seat action lead to the most breathtaking, suspenseful series finale.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV PRI

Summary: Devoted wife Ruby drops out of medical school after her husband Derek receives an eight-year prison sentence, and struggles to find the courage to remain faithful and supportive as the demands of being a prison wife weigh heavily on her shoulders.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate Entertainment 2015

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MID

Summary: In a totalitarian future, citizens who are labeled as deviants are sentenced to brutal behavior modification camps.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: Mark Cobden is a husband and father like any other. Except that he's responsible for the death of an innocent man. Tortured by visions of his victim, Mark welcomes his four-year sentence as penance for his crime. But in this brutal environment, a former teacher is an easy target for the more ruthless residents. Eric McNally is a dedicated prison officer, doing his best to protect those in his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV TIM

Summary: Set in a near-future where the economy has crumbled and violent gangs play havoc in the streets, the powers-that-be have decided to lure the delinquent youth into drive-in cinemas and keep them there. No longer just a place to watch trashy movies and make out, these outdoor picture shows have become concentration camps for the unruly and unwanted. Two people have mistakenly been sent there, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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McTeer, Janet

Summary: Helen Hewitt becomes the first woman put in charge of Barfield, a maximum security prison, facing hostility from inmates and opposition from staff.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Rlj Entertainment 2018

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV GOV

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