David Arquette On Prison Documentary that Has Hopes Will Become a Movement

February 20, 2018
9mo ago

The documentary "Survivors Guide to Prison" looks at the current prison system in America through the eyes of inmates, prison guards and a host of celebrities bringing name and recognition to the issue. David Arquette, who produces the film, sits down with Alyssa Julya Smith to discuss the current prison system and what he hopes people get out of the documentary.

He explains that the current prison system is more about punishment than reform and explains that women giving birth in prison are sometimes shackled while going through labor.

Arquette also says filmmaker Matthew Cooke wanted the film to become more than just a documentary, but also a movement. He says he hopes the film affects legislation and creates a conversation about prison reform and accountability on all levels of law enforcement.