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

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

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

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

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Summary: Two Frontline episodes on the American penal system. Solitary nation looks at life in solitary confinement in Maine's maximum security prison. Prison state addresses the problem of mass incarceration in America, focusing on four residents of a Louisville, Kentucky housing project as they cycle in and out of the state's prison system.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

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: 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

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

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

Brookes, Maggie

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC BRO

Dahl, Michael

Summary: Pursued by a killer cyborg tank and surrounded by snakes that spit fire, teenage friends Zak and Erro the furling from the planet Quom, must figure out a way to survive if they are ever to escape from the prison planet called Alcatraz--a situation they are in because they stowed away on a space ship they did not know was headed here.

Format: text

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

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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

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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

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Dahl, Michael

Summary: When Zak, a human teenager from Earth Base Zeta, and his teenage Furling friend, Erro, stowed away on a military spacecraft they thought they were going to see a space battle--instead they ended up on the prison planet, Alcatraz, and now they are being pursued by the prison's killer drones through a jungle which may be just as deadly as any drone.

Format: text

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

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Dahl, Michael

Summary: Captured by the sadistic guards of the prison planet Alcatraz, the two teenage friends, Zak, and the alien Erro, are placed in bottomless cages hovering over a sea of poison acid and if they fall asleep or lose their grip they will fall to their deaths--and Zak will need all of his ingenuity if he is going to figure out a way to save himself and his friend.

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 DAL

Bascomb, Neal

Summary: "The story of a group of Allied POWs in WWI who dared to escape from Germany's most notorious prison camp, Holzminden."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 940.4 BAS

Summary: Based on the true story of a reform warden who risks his life to replace brutality and corruption with humanity and integrity in a state prison farm.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2003

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

Summary: When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler escapes death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were just beginning. He is taken captive by the Vietnamese Army and is forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp. Dengler and a small band of his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape. Based on a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [distributor] 2007

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

Summary: An in-depth look at the notorious 2015 escape from Clinton Correctional Facility, New York State's largest maximum security prison. The film gives a voice to current corrections officers whose lives have been impacted by the fallout and cannot speak to media, per state law. Including interviews with retired officers, state officials, and local law enforcement, the film explores circumstances...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

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

Macdonald, Fiona.

Summary: Describes what life was like in medieval dungeons during the late fifteenth century, as seen through the eyes of the jailer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: F. Watts 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 940.1 Macdonald

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 ACTION/ADVENTURE BRA

Summary: The daily activities of the prisoners and employees of Emerald City, an experimental unit of Oswald Maximum Security Prison.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Home Entertainment 2008

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

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