Can a group of misfits “volunteered” by the Warden to join the revival – a gang-banger, a narcissistic rock guitarist, a twitchy jock and a former football heart throb– find redemption? Or will the experience do little to change these men? Can religion keep these convicts from almost inevitably returning to lock-up? Are there lessons to be learned from two hundred years of prison reform?
Faith in the Big House goes deep inside a religious revival at a maximum security prison to reveal the carefully orchestrated formulas used by evangelical ministries seeking to convert a group of convicts to Christianity. Prison ministry leaders, including Charles Colson (of Watergate infamy) insist that revivals and twenty-four-seven bible studies radically reduce the number of inmates who are re-incarcerated, plus keep Islamic movements in check. Some secularists doubt their findings, trusting traditional rehabilitation to achieve lasting results.
US Television, VOD, and Digital
Airing nationwide on U.S. public television stations
FORMAT: 1 x 56′ Documentary Television Special
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2015
PRODUCER: Interlock Media
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
MASTER FILE: ProRes 422 HQ, 1920 x 1080
VIDEO: Texted version available
AUDIO: Full Mix Stereo