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Serving Life (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | TV Movie 28 July 2011
Actor Forest Whitaker narrates the story of a group of inmate volunteers who staff their own hospice inside a maximum security prison in Louisiana where the average sentence is more than 90 years.

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Lisa R. Cohen
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Credited cast:
Forest Whitaker ... Narrator
Burl Cain Burl Cain ... Himself - Warden, Angola Penitentiary
Anthony Diggs Anthony Diggs ... Himself - Inmate
Stacye Falgout Stacye Falgout ... Herself - Assistant Nursing Director
Tracy Falgout Tracy Falgout ... Himself - Hospice Instructor
Steven Garner Steven Garner ... Himself - Inmate
Justin Granier Justin Granier ... Himself - Inmate
Nolan James Nolan James ... Himself - Inmate
Anthony Middlebrooks Jr. Anthony Middlebrooks Jr. ... Himself - Inmate
Lane Nelson Lane Nelson ... Himself - Inmate
Sandy Netherland-Roberts Sandy Netherland-Roberts ... Herself - Hospice Coordinator
Ronald Ratliff Ronald Ratliff ... Himself - Inmate
Charles Rodgers Charles Rodgers ... Himself - Inmate
Couertney Washington Couertney Washington ... Herself - Hospice Social Worker
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Actor Forest Whitaker narrates the story of a group of inmate volunteers who staff their own hospice inside a maximum security prison in Louisiana where the average sentence is more than 90 years.

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Excellent!
28 May 2015 | by danlaskeSee all my reviews

This is truly one of the most inspiring things I've seen in a long time. No human being is so far gone that love cannot bring them back. It is such a wonderful testimony to how human beings become more who they are meant to be through compassionate service to others. This is the message of the Gospel -- which Jesus spoke about but more importantly lived. This documentary demonstrates this so well without every becoming preachy or repetitive. What is also particularly moving is that the hospice volunteers often do not know what the other prisoners are in for (but the viewing audience does). They also have to deal with difficult patients without any thanks at times. Rather than giving up or even judging each other, these men persevered and grew more and more loving in the process. Watch it. It will stay with you.


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