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The African-American Program (AAP): Support for Parolees (04:07)

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More than two million people are behind bars in the United States, and 40 percent of them are African American males. Parole probation officers describe the African American Program (AAP) to paroled ex-inmates.

Profiles of AAP Parolees (04:47)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. AAP parolees Randy, Calvin, and Arthur prepare to leave prison.

AAP Parolee Profile: Richard Returns Home (03:28)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Richard returns to his parents' home with hopes of making his third attempt at reentry a successful one.

AAP Parolee Profile: Arthur Discusses His Past (05:24)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. During a meeting with his parole officers, Arthur explains reasons behind his criminal history.

Life as a Parolee: Randy Seeks Employment (03:20)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Randy meets with his parole officer, discusses job interviews, follows a job lead, but does not get hired.

Life as a Parolee: Calvin's Encounter with Police (01:16)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. AAP parolee Calvin and his parole officer Travis discuss a recent police encounter.

AAP Parolee Update: Richard's Crack Addiction (05:08)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Richard meets with his AAP officer at the county jail and discusses treatment for his crack addiction.

AAP Parolee Update: Treating Richard's Addiction (01:50)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Richard's AAP officer, Marquita, recommends in-patient substance abuse treatment for him, but the Parole Board places him in an out-patient program.

AAP Parolee Update: A Warrant for Arthur's Arrest (02:40)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Arthur's AAP officer talks with Arthur's girlfriend, conducts a home visit, and decides to put out a warrant for him.

AAP Parolee Update: Arthur Returns to Jail (02:18)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Three months after release, Arthur returns to jail; he believes his biggest issue is housing, not drug abuse.

AAP Parolee Profile: Randy Discusses Jobs and Fatherhood (02:38)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Randy discusses being fired from a job, and being a responsible father to the child his girlfriend is carrying.

AAP Parolee Update: Richard and Calvin's Progress (03:11)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Richard meets his AAP officer at a hospital where his pregnant girlfriend is being seen; weeks later, he and Calvin discuss their personal lives during a weekly AAP meeting.

AAP Parolee Update: Calvin Discusses Jobs and the Loss of His Sister (01:59)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Six months after release, Calvin's AAP officer meets with him regarding a job training program; Calvin's sister has just passed away from cancer.

AAP Parolee Update: More Concerns about Arthur's Addiction (03:37)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Arthur's girlfriend makes an urgent call to his AAP officer to discuss Arthur's crack addiction.

AAP Parolee Update: Concerns about Richard (04:44)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Richard's AAP officer finds out he is no longer working, visits his pregnant fiance, and looks for him downtown.

AAP Parolee Update: Richard's Arrest and In-Patient Treatment (02:11)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Richard is arrested and meets with his AAP officer at the county jail; he wants to go back to in-patient treatment.

AAP Parolee Update: Randy Discusses Work and Freedom (03:51)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Nine months after release, Randy does whatever work he can find; he discusses the little things that he enjoys about being out of jail.

AAP Parolee Update: Richard Discusses Treatment and the Loss of His Father (01:18)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Richard's AAP officer visits him at his in-patient treatment facility; his father has passed away.

AAP Parolee Update: Calvin Returns to Prison (02:51)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Calvin's AAP officer discusses his return to prison and meets with him at the county jail.

AAP Parolee Update: Randy Discusses Family Life and Unemployment (03:16)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Randy's AAP officer meets with him after the birth of his child and they discuss his difficulties in finding employment.

AAP Parolee Update: Richard Makes Another New Start (03:11)

The African-American Program (AAP) supports African-American parolees as they attempt to reenter their communities. Richard meets with his AAP officer after completing in-patient treatment, finding work, and dedicating himself to staying clean and out of trouble.

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From Prison to Home


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Ex-convicts face formidable odds, and for African-Americans, conditions are usually even more difficult. This documentary traces the experiences of four black ex-inmates over the course of a year, focusing on their challenges with employment, housing, addiction, and reconnecting with family—as well as their participation in the nontraditional African American Program for parolees. Richard, a 36-year-old crack addict, has spent 12 years in and out of the system. Arthur, 45, has been arrested 13 times. Calvin, 49, has served 18 months for drug possession and burglary. And 37-year-old Randy, emerging for the first time after a 16-year murder sentence, is intent on going to college. The parole officers who work with these men are also interviewed. (71 minutes)

Length: 71 minutes

Item#: BVL39056

ISBN: 978-1-4213-9084-0

Copyright date: ©2007

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