The Big House

History Documentary hosted by Paul Sorvino, published by History Channel in 2003 – English narration


They are home to habitual criminals and incorrigibles and have long histories of overcrowding, protests, riots, violence and bloodshed. Visit some of the most intense and toughest prisons in the world as THE BIG HOUSE profiles the penitentiaries, prisoners and wardens that have made history. From the Maze in Belfast – the scene of many famous moments including the ‘Dirty Protests’ and Bobby Sands’ hunger strike – to LA County Jail, whose inmates have included gangsters like Bugsy Siegel and Mickey Cohen. Go behind the scenes at the jails which have built up a notorious reputation as the home to some of the world’s most dangerous men. HISTORY dives deep into the correctional institutions that have hosted some of the world’s most infamous criminals. Interviews include current and retired prison wardens and correctional officers. From 23 hours-a-day solitary lockdown to working as a ranch-hand THE BIG HOUSE investigates what it means for criminals who receive the guilty verdict.

Produced by Greystone Communications, Inc. For The History Channel

1)  Oklahoma State Penitentiary
Also known as \”Big Mac\”, the Oklahoma State Penitentiary is a maximum security prison in McAlester and houses some of Oklahoma’s most dangerous criminals. The facility opened in 1908 and houses about 1,100 inmates over 1,500 acres in northwest McAlester. Prison also houses Oklahoma’s death row and is the site of all of the state’s executions. In the wake of two violent riots, Oklahoma State Penitentiary’s inmates live in solitary confinement.


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Published on: Mar 13, 2016 @ 16:56

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