Chain Gang (USA, 57:36)

Directed by: Scott Houston

Written by: Scott Houston

Chain Gang is a multimedia documentary film that takes the viewer into the real life experience's of five main characters on the chain gangs of Estrella Jail in Phoenix Arizona. The reputation of Estrella Jail is that it is one of the harshest prisons in America governed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio who covets media attention and is known for being tough on crime. This is not your cliched prison story as some of the characters negate many news media's renditions of the jail. Fat Joe, Shannon, Athena, Kami, and Kensley reveal their life and prison experiences in ways that are sad, hilarious, disturbing and thought provoking. Chain Gang is a fascinating look at one part of incarceration in America and the idiosyncratic individuals who are there.