Tutwiler documentary to debut later this month

Tutwiler documentary to debut later this month
The Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka. Source: WSFA

WETUMPKA, Ala. (WSFA) - It’s no secret that there’s a crisis going on in Alabama’s prison system. Now a documentary coming out later this month is looking at a unique struggle facing inmates at Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka.

The short film is titled “Tutwiler” and claims to give an intimate look at the struggles of female inmates who give birth while incarcerated.

It’s directed by Emmy Award-winning director Elaine Sheldon.

The film is set to come out Oct. 23 making it’s world debut at the Hot Springs Documentary film festival in Arkansas.

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