Watch Turned Out: Sexual Assault Behind Bars
- 55 min
Narrated by Danny Trejo, Turned Out looks beyond the shock and inhumanity of prison rape to the intricate social hierarchy that keeps it alive. Filmmaker Jonathan Schwartz went deep inside Alabama's infamous Limestone penitentiary to uncover the long-term causes and consequences of prison rape. With a startling lack of inhibition, five inmates reveal the workings of an elaborate inner society. In Limestone, sex is the gold standard, men sell their bodies for bags of coffee or chips, and makeshift families are cobbled together out of fear and cautious love. Turned Out is the first documentary to capture prison life with the clarity of High Definition videography. Given the recent and severe prohibitions on filming inside many state prisons, it might be one of the last.