Monday, October 28, 2013

Prison of Secrets (1997)

Based on a true story and focuses on a female prison inmate 
who fights for women's rights while still in jail

Lynn Schaffer is a loving mother and wife. She gets arrested for a crime she did not realize she had committed and does not take the arrest seriously at first. Viewing herself as innocent, she goes against the advice of her lawyer to take a plea-bargain. Instead she opts for a trial, coming as a complete surprise to her, she is convicted and receives the maximum sentence of 10 years, is sent to a women's prison. She leaves behind her husband Larry and daughter Carey. While in prison, she has difficulty adjusting to not having any privacy and having to deal with drug addicts and prostitutes. But soon finds out that the prison is corrupt, with Sergeant Ed Crang and other prison guards often sexually abusing inmates.

Stephanie Zimbalist (1956-) as Lynn Schaffer
Finola Hughes (1959-) as Angie
Gary Frank (1950-) as Larry Schaffer
Rusty Schwimmer (1962-)as Carla
Dan Lauria (1947-) as Sergeant Ed Crang
Kimberly Russell as Frannie
Stephanie Sawyer as Carey Schaffer
Directed by Fred Gerber

Gary Frank appears in three episodes in the TV series Remington Steele

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