"13th" is an in-depth look at how a loophole in the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution has led to a booming prison industry that profits off the over-incarceration of black people in America. The film opened for the 2016 New York Film Festival. It was released in October 2016 by Netflix.
"13th" features Craig DeRoche, senior vice president of advocacy and public policy at Prison Fellowship®, as well as Pat Nolan, a leading voice on criminal justice reform, Senator Cory Booker, and others.
"Prison Fellowship has been a leading voice for justice reform in America for 40 years," says DeRoche. "It is a privilege that the filmmaker, Ava DuVernay—along with Netflix, and now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—recognized and featured our contribution to this work. Prison Fellowship congratulates Ava DuVernay and all those who contributed to the making of this important film."
"13th" is available on Netflix.