Kristi Jacobson’s HBO film is Nominated for Two Emmy Awards


Solitary, directed by Kristi Jacobson

Solitary, directed by Kristi Jacobson (2016 Breakthrough Filmmaker Award recipient) was nominated for Outstanding Investigative Documentary  and Outstanding Editing – Documentary.

Solitary investigates an invisible part of the American justice system: the use of isolation and segregation in US prisons, commonly known as solitary confinement. With unprecedented access inside a prison, Ms. Jacobson explored this issue by interviewing both incarcerated men and correctional officers.

IAHR promoted the film in DC, Richmond, and Alexandria.  IAHR Board member, Gay Gardner has been corresponding for almost three years with a number of the men who were interviewed in the film.


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