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What These Walls Won't Hold

Season 12 Episode 3 | 43m 36s

Transcending the grim realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, Adamu Chan's WHAT THESE WALLS WON'T HOLD paints a portrait of resilience and hope blossoming within San Quentin State Prison. Chan, formerly incarcerated himself, offers an insider's view delving into his own journey towards freedom, while amplifying the voices of his community and their loved ones on both sides of the prison walls.

Aired: 04/10/24 | Expires: 04/10/25
Major funding for America ReFramed provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Funding provided by the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Extras
A family acts to rectify a systemic wrong after a mentally ill loved one's incarceration.
A family acts to rectify a systemic wrong after a mentally ill loved one's incarceration.
A filmmaker chronicles his journey beyond walls after being incarcerated at San Quentin.
A filmmaker chronicles his journey beyond walls after being incarcerated at San Quentin.
An incarcerated man sees a second chance on the outside for himself and his family.
A conversation with WHAT THESE WALLS WON'T HOLD's Adamu Chan.
Rahsaan Thomas talks about incarceration and why people get involved in crime.
Director Adamu Chan opens up about finding filmmaking inside San Quentin State Prison.
A story of Kristal Bush's fight against the impact of mass incarceration in Philadelphia.
A story of Kristal Bush's fight against the impact of mass incarceration in Philadelphia.
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