Series
Community of the Condemned
Episode Number
9
Episode
Who Runs the Prisons?
Producing Organization
WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
Contributing Organization
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/512-gx44q7rq23
NOLA Code
CEDD
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Description
Episode Description
The special guest this episode is John C. Burke. Mr. Burke is warden at the Wisconsin State Prison at Waunpin, WI. An inmate views about who really controls the operation of a prison are expressed during an on-location interview. Criminologist Joseph D. Lohman sketches the relationship of the administration to the inmate community and the ways in which the inmates' group influences the administration. Burke and Lohman explore the prisoner's role, both legitimate and otherwise, in prison management, and discuss the redirection of this community activity into legitimate channels which a professional staff can provide. Lohman notes the need for constructive outlets for individual and group expression, without which inmate energies are directed into hostile and anti-social channels. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
Other Description
Community of the Condemned brings to the public a searching study of penal institutions and correctional systems and their inmates, indicating the damage done by outmoded penal practices which follow upon lack of understanding, inadequate information and public apathy. In each case, nationally-known criminologist Joseph D. Lohman discusses the problem with a group of guest experts. On-location filmed prison scenes and direct interviews with actual prison inmates are seen. Various differences in prisoners are investigated along with the multiple kinds of institutions, often too all-equipped to allow beneficial results. The dramatic need for new procedures, new kinds of institutions and correctional programs, and professional, well-trained staffs to administer them is indicated during the series. Joseph D. Lohman, nationally-known criminologist and Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois since 1954, is the host for this series. Lohman is Consultant on Juvenile Delinquency to the Ford Foundation and has been a member of the staff of the University of Chicago since 1947. He was chairman of the Division of Corrections of the State of Illinois from 1949-1952, and chairman, Parole and Pardon Board of the State of Illinois from1952-1953. He has been a director of the American Prison Association and a director and past president of the Illinois Academy of Criminology. Lohman received his B.A. degree from the University of Denver and his M.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1931. The 26 half-hour episodes comprising the series were originally recorded on videotape. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
Broadcast Date
1958-00-00
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Social Issues
Rights
Published Work: This work was offered for sale and/or rent in 1960.
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:29:28
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Credits
Guest: Burke, John C.
Host: Lohman, Joseph D.
Producing Organization: WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2302805-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 16mm film
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2302805-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 16mm film
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive
Identifier: [request film based on title] (Indiana University)
Format: 16mm film

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Format: video/mp4
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Duration: 00:29:28
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Citations
Chicago: “Community of the Condemned; 9; Who Runs the Prisons?,” 1958-00-00, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed October 26, 2021, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-512-gx44q7rq23.
MLA: “Community of the Condemned; 9; Who Runs the Prisons?.” 1958-00-00. Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. October 26, 2021. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-512-gx44q7rq23>.
APA: Community of the Condemned; 9; Who Runs the Prisons?. Boston, MA: Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-512-gx44q7rq23