Civil Brand

"Welcome to the plantation, Sister Francis," says one hardened inmate of the Whitehead Correctional Facility for Women to new fish Francis Shepard (LisaRaye), a nurse who killed her abusive husband. Inside this low-rent rehash of women-in-prison movie cliches lies an icy sliver of righteous anger at inmate labor — not the notion that work teaches skills...read more

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A newbie prison inmate (LisaRaye) tries to change a system rife with abuse and corruption. Preachy chicks-behind-bars drama about prisons-for-profit. Hip-hop artist Mos Def costars as a sympathetic jailer; rappers Da Brat and MC Lyte also have roles.

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  • Released: 2003
  • Rating: R
  • Review: "Welcome to the plantation, Sister Francis," says one hardened inmate of the Whitehead Correctional Facility for Women to new fish Francis Shepard (LisaRaye), a nurse who killed her abusive husband. Inside this low-rent rehash of women-in-prison movie clic… (more)

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