It's one of the most important pieces of nonfiction to hit the screen in years.
— Sheri Linden, LA Times
The House I Live In: Criminal Justice and Mass Incarceration
This film is a part of our JURISCINEMA: The Law on Screen series.
Monday, October 9 at 6:30pm
Director: Eugene Jarecki
This investigation of the criminal justice system by award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, blends personal insights with systemic analysis, as the director sets out to understand the economically, socially and culturally devastating impact of the War on Drugs. Surveying policy from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, The House I Live In examines how American racism and economic disparity – as manifest in the development of narcotics squads, strategies for policing, housing segregation, ghettoization, and the financial tolls of incarceration – have resulted in the disastrously disproportionate incarceration of Americans of color.
A conversation with Bill Nettles follows the screening.
Bill Nettles is the former United States Attorney for the State of South Carolina (2010-2015), serving in the role for longer than any US Attorney for South Carolina since the 1960s. From 1992-1995 he worked in the Richland County Public Defender’s Office and has also worked in criminal defense in private practice. In 2011 Nettles launched a statewide community policing initiative.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, P.A
John and Nancy Freeman
Richland County Bar Association