PRISON(S)

Documentary Series. France. 2022.

5 x 20 minutes. Broadcaster: France.TV Slash

 

Directed by Charlotte Lavocat.

Produced by Joachim Landau and Raphaël Rocher.

Original release: March, 20th 2022

No, in French prisons, there are no orange jumpsuits, chains on the feet, or large refectories where meals are distributed. These shots belong to American series and sensational reports (Prison Break, Orange is the New Black).
So, what does daily life in our prisons look like? Who are the men and women detained in France? What is the reality of their detention?
5 episodes, 5 themes that show 5 sections and type of custody in France: the new arrivals, detention of minors, detention of women, care unit and alternatives to incarceration.