Murder in the First (1994)

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In 1938 Henri Young is imprisoned in Alcatraz for stealing five dollars. He is caught trying to escape and his punishment is confinement in a dark, five feet high chamber where he is kept for three years. When he is eventually released Young attacks and murders the prisoner who leaked the escape plans. The lawyer who is brought in to defend him also brings to light the inhuman treatment suffered by Young at the hands of Alcatraz wardens.

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