Cruel and Unusual (2006)

Cruel and Unusual (2006)

3280
  • , Crime, Documentary
  • Janet Baus, Dan Hunt, Reid Williams
  • English
  • USA
  • Ashley, Ophelia DeLonte, Anna Connelly, George Brown
  • 7.0
  • Five transgender women share their prison experiences. Interviews with attorneys, doctors, and other experts are also included.Imagine being a woman in a men's prison. For many individuals, this is a grim reality because the U.S. prison system decides where to place inmates based on their genitalia, not their gender identity. This award-winning documentary makes an unflinching examination of transgender women in men's prisons. Ashley, Linda, Anna, Yolanda and Ophelia describe their experiences undergoing inhumane and humiliating treatment including rape, violence, solitary confinement and denial of medial care. One interviewee explains. "A lot of times I wake up, and I look around at my surroundings, and I see all these men. I think, 'What am I doing here?'" The women in Cruel and Unusual don't deny that they...

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