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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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: "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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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: 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: "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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Biskup, Agnieszka

Summary: "Soon after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, they also attacked U.S. military installations in the Philippines. For the army and navy nurses stationed there, what had been a peaceful outpost quickly turned into a raging war zone. When the U.S. and Philippine forces retreated to the Bataan Peninsula and the fortress island of Corregidor, the nurses followed them to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, an imprint of Capstone 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 BIS

Hillenbrand, Laura

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian s courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history s most thrilling survival epics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ember 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 910.54 HIL

Yomtov, Nelson

Summary: "Story of men who tunneled to escape a German prisoner-of-war camp. Learn about the planners, task leaders, and key players of the escape from Stalag Luft III"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 YOM

Kershaw, Alex

Summary: Details the history of the U.S. Navy submarine Tang in the Pacific theater of World War II, the explosion that led to its sinking, the ordeal of its surviving crew members, and their capture by the Japanese followed by months of brutal captivity.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.545 Kershaw 2008

Fisher, Catherine

Summary: To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC FIS

Greenwood, Sara

Summary: "With her older brother in prison, a young girl copes with the confusing feelings his absence creates"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Studio 2022

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GRE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GRE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GRE

Summary: The program traces how decisions made in Washington, D.C. in the immediate aftermath of September 11th led to a robust interrogation policy that laid the groundwork for prisoner abuse in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and Iraq. The program provides the context for understanding how the rules were confused, how lines of authority were blurred, and what happens when the authorization of "coercive...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Video 2005

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV TOR

Summary: Survivors, observers and expert government officials recount the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility, when a violent five-day standoff between mostly black and latino inmates and law enforcement took place.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ATT

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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Burling, Alexis

Summary: Discusses how in 1969, a group of daring Native American activists launched a 19-month takeover of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, seeking to highlight the poor living conditions that persisted in Native American communities throughout the country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 970 BUR

Brookes, Maggie

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Inspired by a true story, a daring deception plunges a courageous and desperate young woman deep into the horrors of a Nazi POW camp to be with the man she loves. Czechoslovakia, 1944 In the dead of night a farm girl and a British soldier creep through abandoned villages. Izabela and prisoner-of-war Bill have secretly married, and are on the run, searching for Izabela's brother and father, who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC BRO

Castle, Jaime

Summary: Commander Predaxes, former Marine in the Lazaab military, has been recommissioned to Prison Station 12, known colloquially as Purgatory. His newest inmate, Samea Malik, is more than a bit of trouble. Son to the Minister of Justice, Malik is the target of both assassination and recovery. When the station is attacked and chaos rains down upon them all, those onboard must abandon their posts for...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook Display, Call number: CD FIC CAS

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Gilmer, Benjamin

Summary: "A rural physician learns that a former doctor at his clinic committed a shocking crime, leading him to uncover an undiagnosed mental health crisis in our broken prison system--a powerful true story expanding on one of the most popular This American Lifeepisodes of all time. When family physician Dr. Benjamin Gilmer began working at the Cane Creek clinic in rural North Carolina, he was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.3 GIL
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.3 GIL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Crime Gilmer

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Dahl, Michael

Summary: Zak Nine, his alien friend Erro, and another prisoner have found a small spacecraft and if they can dodge the missiles that the guards are firing after them perhaps they can finally escape from planet Alcatraz; but there is something wrong with the stars in front of them--they are not really stars at all, and now they find themselves confronted by Alcatraz's biggest secret.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2020

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE DAH

Messner, Kate

Summary: From multiple perspectives, tells of a time capsule project and the middle schoolers who contribute, including future journalist Nora Tucker and newcomer Elidee Jones, whose brother is in the local prison.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Children's Books 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MES

Sonneborn, Scott

Summary: Batman gets inside the prison where the Penguin is held to stop him from unleashing his new army of criminals on Gotham City.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J Fiction Series Sonneborn 2014

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