Documentary on Issues Facing Inmates Re-Entering Society Premiers at National Constitution Center

"Pull of Gravity" focuses directly on issues involving reentry into society and speaks to the challenges and obstacles facing inmates after they are released from prison.

According to a release issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the premiere of the film, “Pull of Gravity,” will be held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. 

This documentary, which was funded by the U.S. Attorney's Office, focuses directly on issues involving reentry and speaks to the challenges and obstacles facing inmates after they are released from prison back to their homes. There, these men and women face the pull of the streets (or gravity) back to the lifestyle they were involved in that led to their incarceration. 

There will be a panel discussion following the film. For more information and to see the trailer, go to www.pullofgravityfilm.com

Bhrenda Drakeford January 23, 2013 at 11:52 AM
Great stress upon release. Parole officer must keep up with their piss test frequently. If not you know what happens. Must rely on a female after release. This record will follow them for the rest of their lives. Cant get an apt job car due to their incarceration. Which leads to re entry for the same crime. Sad. View the 2 and 3 strike laws in pa.
Vicchio January 23, 2013 at 01:02 PM
The stress, the new rules and regulations of the Parole Officer add to the problems of dealing with trying to get a job and always having to lie about your pass. Now a days everything depends on your credit report along with a background check. So who does the person know, their relatives, old friends and bad friends that they have to rely on or live on the streets. Parole Officers see everything as an excuss and sometimes make matters even harder for you to get a new start or help in obtaining a job, so you can support yourself and at least have a chance of starting over.


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