Outsider on the Inside
Reflections on our society by an Israeli born filmmaker

Archive for November 2008


November 18, 2008

Let’s imagine that the Texas press was vibrant and dynamic, probing and investigative. Let’s imagine a young, ambitious, smart, local journalist is sent out to investigate the current crisis in a Texas prison, a crisis that led to 156,000  prisoners being “locked down”, some for as much as  month. First she must investigate what precipitated […]

From Bacolod in the Philippines, to Polunksy Death Row unit in Texas

November 10, 2008

The blogs and letters keep coming in fast and furious. Mark is writing about continuous searches of his cell that keep him living with “all my property on the floor waiting for another raid… or move to the hole.” In earlier blogs he detailed the raid, the destruction of his legal files, no clean towel […]

Reflection on a Peanutbutter sandwich

November 3, 2008

“We here on Death Row have been on lockdown since October 13th…” Mark writes from Death Row in this week’s blog. ” We have been fed very little… just enough to keep the body moving… Johny sack meals, which consist of peanut butter sandwich and some other evil looking things… for example, the other day […]