Based on a true story, this movie uncovers a particularly sordid practice that happens more than you'd like to believe in women's prisons. Many lawsuits have been filed by women, their families, and by advocacy groups against employees in prisons who commit these acts and those who turn a blind eye to them. I hate to see anybody abused but am glad that this movie was made to educate the public about what actually goes on in those places. It still goes on today even though this was made in the 70s. It just takes 1 bad apple or an institutional contempt for one demographic or another for these events to take place.
I noticed a few of the reviewers seemed to have a very strange take on this movie, stating it was "boring", or judgmentally stating that women in prison deserve whatever maltreatment they get. All I can say is hopefully they'll never find themselves or anybody they love in that position. Violating another person is not justice. There is a difference, and if you are so unmoved by this story you are bored by it then it's you, not the movie that's the problem. It is horrific. One would have to be cold as a stone not to get that. Nobody deserves to be raped. Being in prison is the punishment. That doesn't give those with power over them the right to abuse that power. There's a big difference between living in "a country club" and living in a place where privileges are minimal but that person is still treated with basic dignity and humanity.
This was well-acted and realistic and it was anything BUT boring!