East Jersey State | 1999
Documentary about East Jersey State Prison. In 1901, it opened as a reform school for youthful offenders. In 1948, idealism gave way to reality and Rahway was turned into a maximum security prison for the toughest prisoners in the state. Among its alumni is boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. East Jersey is the prison where school-aged teens embark on the ultimate field trip -- a visit to the program "Scared Straight."