Imagine being a woman in a men's prison. Alluvial Filmworks presents an award-winning and shocking documentary film - Cruel & Unusual. This documentary is an unflinching examination of transgender women in men's prisons. Five individuals describe their experiences undergoing inhumane and humiliating treatment including rape, violence, solitary confinement and denial of medical care.
These women don't deny they must serve their sentences, but are the human rights of these women violated? Should transgender inmates get medical treatment in prison? Should they receive female hormones, counseling or sexual reassignment surgery? Despite their crimes, this documentary asks if the punishment for their crime is indeed Cruel & Unusual.