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Part 1 : The series Some anectodes of shooting Part 2 : The American prisons. Michael Scofield. Lincoln’s Brother CRIME: Armed Robbery SENTENCE: Five years At the time of his arrest, Scofield was employed as a structural engineer at the prestigious firm of Middleton, Maxwell and

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  • Part 1 :

    • The series

    • Some anectodes of shooting

  • Part 2 :

    • The American prisons


Michael scofield
Michael Scofield

  • Lincoln’s Brother

  • CRIME: Armed Robbery

  • SENTENCE: Five years

  • At the time of his arrest,

    Scofield was employed as a structural engineer at

    the prestigious firm of Middleton, Maxwell and

    Schaum located in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Genius

  • Wants to help his brother to escape

  • He has the plans of the prison tattoo on his body


Lincoln burrows
Lincoln Burrows

  • Mickael’s Brother

  • CRIME: First degree murder, Aggravated discharge of firearm

  • SENTENCE: Death by electrocution

  • Innocent

  • Has a son named LJ


Fernando sucre
Fernando Sucre

  • CRIME: One count of

    aggravated robbery

  • Loves Maricruz, he wanted

    to buy a ring for her but

    he had no money

  • In the room 40 with Mickael

  • Wants to escape because Maricruz is going to married with someone else


Theodore bagwell
Theodore Bagwell

  • Named T-Bag

  • CRIME: Six counts of Kidnapping,

    Rape and First Degree Murder,

    second degree murder, and aggravated assault

  • SENTENCE: Incarceration for the rest of his

    natural life

  • Very dangerous

  • Wants to escape for kill the woman who has help the police to put him in prison


John abruzzi
John Abruzzi

  • CRIME: Murder, Conspiracy

    to commit murder

  • SENTENCE: 120 years

  • Chef of penitentiary work


Sara tancredi
Sara Tancredi

  • Doctor

  • She likes Mickael

  • Problem with drug

  • She is the governor’s daughter


And beyond the story
And beyond the story...

  • Some anecdotes of shooting

  • Openingcredits

  • The audiences


Warden pope the director
Warden Pope : the director

  • Played by Stacy Keach

  • Was convicted of

    smuggling cocaine

  • Is inspired by behavior of the director of the prison where he was imprisoned


The prison of fox river
The prison of Fox River

  • It’s a disused prison in Jolliet, Illinois


John wayne gacy jr
John Wayne Gacy Jr.

  • « The Clown Killer »

  • A criminal in the prison of Jolliet

  • One of the American serial killers the most known in the 70s.


The tattoo of michael scofield
The tattoo of Michael Scofield

  • Contains the blueprints

    of the underground

    passageways of the prison

  • It’s a huge decal

  • It needs 4 or 5 hours to be drawn


The opening credits
The opening credits

  • In Amercia : composed by Ramin Djawadi

  • In France : interpreted by Faf Larage

  • In Netherlands and South Africa : « Prison Break Anthem, interprated by Kaye Styles


The audiences
The audiences

  • Just for the first season

  • In the USA : 10.5 million viewers on the Fox TV

  • In France : 5.5 million viewers on M6


History of american prisons
History of american prisons

  • XVIIIème siècle : american countries are dominated by England

  • After the American Revolution, american reformers devised the modern prison.

  • England used executions and physical torture to punish the criminals


History of american prisons1
History of american prisons

  • Rise of industrial capitalism

  • 1865 : Article 13, Amendment abolished slavery but not for prisoners

  • Prisoners’ labor became a source of superprofits

« Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction »


History of american prisons2
History of american prisons

  • The late 1960s-early 1970s : prison literature poured out prison.

  • 1976-2000 : about 1 new prison/week was built

  • Massive repression

  • « The prison’s walls are designed not only to keep the prisoners in but to keep the public out »


History of american prisons3
History of american prisons

Now :

  • more than 2 millions prisoners

  • about 1500 prisons in United States

  • 1/8 veterans (Korea, Vietnam, Iraq)


History of american prisons4
History of american prisons

Graphs about the features of prisoners


Life of inmates
Life of inmates

  • Torture : electric shocks, beating, rapes, harassment, confinement…

  • Murders : by guards and prisoners

  • Between 1989 and 1994 : 8 murders , 43 wounded prisoners


Life of inmates1
Life of inmates

  • Slavery : new prisoners are selled and belong to their buyer

  • Labor : prisoners do the most difficult and dangerous work (like handle toxic waste)


Life of inmates2
Life of inmates

  • Racism : often Blacks outnumber Whites and hate them because of the discrimination they undergo.


Life of inmates3
Life of inmates

  • Some references

  • American History X (film)

  • Prison break (serie)

  • Redemption (film)

  • Doing Time in American Prisons: A Study of Modern Novels (book)


Joe arpaio the toughest sheriff in america
Joe Arpaio : The Toughest Sheriff in America

  • Joe Arpaio was born in 1932

  • Soldier between 1950 and 1953

  • Work with the Drug Enforcement Administration for 32 years


Joe arpaio the toughest sheriff in america1
Joe Arpaio : The Toughest Sheriff in America

  • 1992 : Joe Arpaio became the Sheriff of Maricopa country

  • Reelected in 1996, 2000 and 2004

  • His behaviour about the inmates treatments was and is hassled


Joe arpaio the toughest sheriff in america2
Joe Arpaio : The Toughest Sheriff in America

  • He treats inmates worse than they are dogs

  • He returned prisoners to the chain gangs

  • Spend 60 cents for inmates meal and 1,10 dollars for dogs


Joe arpaio the toughest sheriff in america3
Joe Arpaio : The Toughest Sheriff in America

  • For stop dealings of guards underwear, he decided to buy pink underwear

  • He opened a openair

    prison in the desert :prisoners lives in tents


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