I was first locked up at fourteen / produced by Frances Emley.

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I was first locked up at fourteen / produced by Frances Emley.
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A documentary on the physical and emotional reality of incarceration, profiling a young woman whose father had her locked up at the age of fourteen for "incorrigibility." The "incorrigibility" stemmed from her work with young Chicano migrant families, of which her father disapproved. Since his beatings couldn't set her straight, the state tried solitary confinement and Thorazine on and off for a period of four years. She describes how she finally submitted to the physical power of the institution guards and the dulling drugs which allowed her not to feel. Produced by the Women's Prison Collective. The program is dedicated to a California Death Row inmate who was first incarcerated at the age of eleven.

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ca. June 1976.
Date Broadcast on: 
KPFA, Jan. 31, 1977.
Item duration: 
1 reel (34 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1977.
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RESTRICTED. Permissions, licensing requests, Curriculum Initiative, Campus Campaign and all other inquiries should be directed to: Mark Torres, Archives Director, 800-735-0230, Mark@PacificaRadioArchives.org
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This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email:  americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.

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