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The PDX Books To Prisoners Lockup Film Series Continues!

Portland Books To Prisoners will be showing the following films at an all ages benefit film screening Tuesday June 22nd at Nocturnal, 1800 E. Burnside, starting at 8 pm:
Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment
Guaranteed to stimulate critical thinking and discussion, this film features archival footage, flashbacks, post-experiment interviews with the prisoners and guards who participated in the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment, and provides comparisons with real prisons. It documents the surprise arrests by city police and vividly shows the pathology that develops among participants forcing the 2 week study to be terminated after only 6 days.

Corrections: A Documentary On The Busine$$ Of Prison$ will also be shown

Donations of gently used paperbacks would be greatly appreciated.

Books to Prisoners is an all-volunteer group that is dedicated to helping people who are incarcerated get reading materials. We are always in need of donated paperback books, dictionaries, and african-american, chicano, native american and women's studies, GED study materials and other educational materials. Drop boxes are located at Laughing Horse Books, In Other Words Feminist Bookstore, Vinnie's Pizza, Rocco's Pizza, The Back to Back Cafe, and at the Food For Thought Cafe, in the basement of the PSU Student Union in Smith Hall, sponsored by the Students for Unity. Worknights are 5-8 pm Mondays and Wednesdays at 60 NE Sacramento. For more info email  pdxbookstoprisoners@riseup.net

To find out about other books to prisoners groups around the country, go to the portland indymedia prisons topic page at:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/topic/prisonissues/
and open the resources button at the top, at:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/static/prisonerresources.shtml

For information about political prisoner support, go to www.breakthechains.net