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FAITH IN THE BIG HOUSE   
NOLA Code: FIBH 00 H1
Program Length: 1/60
Format: HD
Version: Base
Closed Captioned: Yes
Stereo: Yes
SAP: None
V-Chip: TV-G
Short Description: Faith in the Big House explores formulas used by Christian missionaries to convert inmates in America’s prisons. At a maximum security prison farm in Louisiana, a group of Christian evangelicals arrive and conduct a carefully-scripted religious retreat. Five felons, handpicked by the Warden, join fellow inmates in this "Encounter with Christ".

Can these misfits, a gang-banger, a self-styled theologian, a narcissistic rock guitarist, a twitchy jock and a former football phenom find redemption? Or will the experience do little to change these men? Can religion keep these convicts from almost inevitably return to lock-up?

Prison ministry leaders, including the late Charles Colson, (of Watergate infamy) insist revivals and bible studies radically reduce the number of inmates who are re-incarcerated. Many of the secular persuasion doubt their findings, favoring traditional rehabilitation and quantifiable results.

Faith in the Big House considers who will be in charge of turnkey re-entry programs in the penitentiary including job and addiction counseling? Will it be the new armies of faith- based volunteers?

Broadcast Rights: U/3YRS
School Rights: 1YR
Non-Commercial Rights: Y
VOD Rights: Yes
VOD Rights Type: Concurrent w/broadcast rights
Rights Period: 07-Jan-15 to 06-Jan-18
Available: Royalty free to NETA members and subscribers
Producer: Interlock Media, Inc
355 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: (617) 577-0000
Co-Producer: Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB)
7733 Perkins Road
, LA 70810-1009
Phone: (225) 767-4211
jviso@lpb.org
Presenter: Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB)
Date Produced: 2014
Funding: Self-funded
Local Underwriting Cleared: Yes
Website: www.faithinthebighouse.com