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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific

October 04th 2017:Prison Terminal

As the United States increases its levels of incarceration and the length of sentences, more and more inmates are aging and dying in prison. How are they to be supported at the end of life? At Iowa State Penitentiary, the medical staff collaborated with the inmates to create a hospice program for dying incarcerated men. A special room is designed with comfort in mind, and prisoners who are part of the program can attend to the needs of the dying person. Family members can visit as well, giving everyone a chance for final words and interactions. Prison Terminal, an Edgar Barens film about one m

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Edgar Barens

As a documentary filmmaker Edgar has had a notable record of successful production in very stressful prison environments. Edgar’s academy award nominated (2014) documentary- Prison Terminal- has been shown in over 60 prisons and over 80 colleges, universities, and other community centers. Edgar takes great satisfaction in his ability to tackle large-scale problems within the American criminal justice system and present them on a very personal level so that the destructive impact of a dysfunctional correctional system can be made more palpable to the viewer. He took on the mission to document one of the few positive programs that exists today behind bars in hopes that other facilities will
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones 20/11/2017 04:00 20/11/2017 05:00 Good Grief with Cheryl Jones https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones As the United States increases its levels of incarceration and the length of sentences, more and more inmates are aging and dying in prison. How are they to be supported at the end of life? At Iowa State Penitentiary, the medical staff collaborated with the inmates to create a hospice program for dying incarcerated men. A special room is designed with comfort in mind, and prisoners who are part of the program can attend to the needs of the dying person. Family members can visit as well, giving everyone a chance for final words and interactions. Prison Terminal, an Edgar Barens film about one man in the program, makes it clear how much he benefited. It is also clear how much those who volunteer with the program benefit, finding a deep sense of purpose, meaning and love. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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