Behind Bars: Riot in New Mexico | 2000
Examines one of the bloodiest riots in American penal history: the prison insurrection that broke out at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe on February 1, 1980. It not only cost 34 men their lives, but it also cost the state $200 million. In the aftermath of blame and recrimination, it quickly emerged that what had happened was no accident. As the riot investigators dug into the prison's past, they uncovered a system that made the carnage not only predictable but tragically inevitable.