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Movie review: 'Survivor's Guide to Prison' shows a corrupt criminal justice system

Activist and filmmaker Matthew Cooke directs an anti-prison film under the rubric of a prison and justice system guidebook in the arresting documentary "Survivor's Guide to Prison." Actor, producer and former inmate Danny Trejo serves as a guide, along with Cooke, who offers his own direct commentary, fleshing out details and facts. A cavalcade of celebs join Trejo and Cooke, including Danny Glover, Ice-T, Tom Morello, Busta Rhymes, Questlove, Brandon Boyd, B-Real and others, who voice statistics and offer commentary. Susan Sarandon provides voice-over in this stylish and forthright film about the broken U.S. criminal justice system.

Books

What treasures have you found in a Little Free Library?

At this stage of the game, I am much more likely to leave a book in a Little Free Library than I am to take one. I keep a sack of books on my front porch and, when I remember, grab a book to take with me on the dog walk. If I pass a Little Free Library (in my neighborhood it is hard not to), I open the door and pop the book inside.

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