Hidden Voices: Porn criminals and women in prison

Can pornography ruin your life? Possession and distribution of Internet child pornography is one of the fastest growing prosecuted crimes in the U.S, increasing 150 percent every year since the mid-2000s.  End of Love is a documentary film that shines a light on how adolescent boys and others are being arrested and charged as sex offenders for downloading porn. We speak with filmmakers Deb Ellis and Alex Halkin about this issue and their film about it.

In our second half, we hear from incarcerated women who write. There are now 200,000 women behind bars in the U.S. Sarah Bartlett talks about writinginsideVT, a writer’s group inside Vermont’s women’s prison. She is also co-editor, with Marybeth Redmond, of Hear Me, See Me: Incarcerated Women Write, a collection of essays by incarcerated women in Vermont. We also talk with Angela Avery, who discusses her time in prison and reads from her writings.

1 Comment

  1. Sandy murphy

    Thank you for bringing this sensitive topic to the forefront and helping us recognize the complexity to this crime.

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