I, Prisoner, Ep. 07 - Alternative Sentencing

(Penas alternativas)
Paula Sacchetta | Documentary, Series

2019 | 26 minutes | Brazil

There are other types of sentencing besides prison. Community service, reflective groups, and restorative justice. In this episode we'll talk about alternative sentencing.


There are other types of sentencing besides prison. Community service, reflective groups, and restorative justice. In this episode we'll talk about alternative sentencing.

Series Description

Brazil has the fourth highest population of prisoners per capita in the world, behind only the USA, China, and Russia. Unlike the other three, Brazil is the only one that continues to increase its incarceration rates without any improvement to the violent crime rate.

I, Prisoner offers an insight into the prison system and the racial and class makeup of correctional facilities in Brazil. Who are these prisoners, where do they come from, and how did they end up in jail? What is life in prison like and what do inmates expect from the future, once outside? What is life like after this experience in prison? From these personal stories, I, Prisoner gathers a global vision of one of the most perverse correctional systems in the world.

Main credits

Sacchetta, Paula (film director)
Sacchetta, Paula (screenwriter)
Rosa de Moura, Gustavo (film producer)
Maia, Carmem (film producer)
Barcellos, Bernardo (film producer)
Bomfim, André (film producer)
Muhringer, Tainá (screenwriter)

Other credits

Cinematography, Diego Lajst; editor, Mariana Moraga.

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DIRECTOR: Paula Sacchetta


YEAR: 2019

GENRE: Documentary, Series

LANGUAGE: Portuguese

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adults



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