Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail is a British television documentary film presented by and featuring Louis Theroux. Writing exclusively for ShortList, broadcaster and journalist Louis Theroux describes his four weeks filming within Miami’s notorious county jail system. ��e�3�ӆ,���Ui:�Uf0�HaU�����r�4m�L/�V�=B{��I2��� i{ȭ��@?�V���*K�{�Ay�!-=��L�^K$*�w;�cB²��ڢ�8��qR�5�㍙,�ڃL��'�4���_�4k�U�b��Ƃ��� The officers only venture into these cells at certain pre-determined times — during head count and cell searches — and even then only for short periods. Miami Mega Jail, Part 2: Introduction (01:15) FREE PREVIEW. © Copyright 2020 The Stylist Group. When our crew filed out of the cell, I was the last to leave, and was startled when a young inmate grabbed me by the arm and pulled me back inside. And many seemed to be doing the best they could in circumstances that made it difficult for them to keep control of the inmates.When we finished editing the film, my director showed a copy to the jail authorities. Weakness is seen as something worthy of punishment. 03:03. n If he ain’t got nothing, then he gettin’ fed to the wolves.”. 46 0 obj <> endobj The inmates are only locked down in their cells for a few hours a day. Louis Theroux: The Odd, The Bad And The Godly is available now on BBC DVD. I admit I was a little nervous.Partly, this was because it had been spelled out to me so emphatically that journalists are not normally allowed inside ‘max’ cells in Main Jail for reasons of safety. He proceeded to explain, on camera, in some detail, how he would set about victimising a fellow-inmate. JOHNNY JACKSON: Two years on this, 10 years in New York, and locked up almost all my juvy life. endstream endobj 47 0 obj <>/Metadata 2 0 R/PageLayout/OneColumn/Pages 44 0 R/StructTreeRoot 6 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj 48 0 obj <>/Font<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/Type/Page>> endobj 49 0 obj <>stream Louis Theroux concludes his exploration into Miami Mega-jail, one of America's largest and most violent of jails, a holding pen for almost 6000 un-convicted inmates. %%EOF Another inmate, called Rodney Pearson, who went by the nickname ‘Hot Rod’, went further. Louis Theroux: The most common punishment for beating a fellow inmate is 30 days in solitary. Later I met the beaten man, who’d just arrived back from the clinic. �?g�H�|=ݾk#��e>�N��t�/�j���4j�R������S�s��Y�@��ź��le� If anything, the jail should be less brutal, I reasoned, given that a prison, in the US system, holds convicted criminals, whereas a jail is chiefly for those who are awaiting trial and technically innocent. ShortList is now ad free and supported by you, the users. ��l!A������Z�U(���wg?I(Aa�"*D�#D%hQ"E��)���%$�B� ���3�w�� �w�]�-�����8n�1�82�gx�/MjǜJ"���4�!���f�S�6>ϊ�M�NQ�6��x��u���!h�u��E���N�FZ2�KVg&�/, Miami Mega Jail Part 2. But close to the heart of downtown Miami is a much older, smaller building: the Pre-Trial Detention Centre, better known as Main Jail. The director of the Department Of Directions, in turn, played down the brutality of the jail, saying inmates and officers had a tendency to exaggerate the violence to make their lives appear more exciting. 64 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[]/Index[46 29]/Info 45 0 R/Length 90/Prev 48626/Root 47 0 R/Size 75/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream The two largest, where most of the inmates reside, are modern facilities. I wasn’t sure how much to believe. We have tried to keep in touch with the main characters of the film. The master of horror and his scariest novels revealed. Hinter hohen Mauern trifft er ebenso "arme Seelen", die auf ihre Hinrichtung warten wie "Glückliche" kurz vor ihrer Entlassung. These are the best horror books to gorge on, the scariest books ever printed. His eyes swollen shut, he looked as though he’d just gone 10 rounds with Wladimir Klitschko. If a new arrival had a bad reputation in the jail, he would have to do a ‘line-up’ — which meant fighting every man in the cell, one after the other. Towards the end of my first visit, the time came for me to enter a cell myself. Unsurprisingly, we found ourselves drawn back to Main Jail and the strange atmosphere of the fifth and sixth floors, the maximum security floors, where we began to do most of our filming. All rights reserved. Louis spends time in one of Miami County Jail's most notorious sections In other words, a jail does not exist to punish the people held inside, therefore it shouldn’t be as ‘punitive’, right? hޜ�mo�0��S�ij55~�����HU���tBh He assured me that his case was for driving on a suspended licence, making the idea that he’d cooperated with the authorities — or ‘snitched’ — rather unlikely. And yet, the surprise once I was inside a cell was a sense that up close and without the protective bars, the men were actually less loud and less menacing — they seemed, if anything, a little nonplussed by my being among them and unsure of how to act. Q� ^~�Q�k��ʑ��'t�cV�Μ���ц>=gM�w�,�"ɖ�yo���o����BMQ��y!>J�H^UP����sК�[�4)�����v'��i�j�[�R�n����1��EىEU-�>w�1����ip7�!�n���q��2]�v���Qf���©ZZ�>nE7V%I����{�� Series 1, Episode 2 Unrated SD. In der Doku besucht Reporter Louis Theroux für die Gesellschaft hoffnungslose Fälle in der gnadenlosen Gefängniswelt.

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