Noel Schwerin gained unprecedented access first to Soledad prison and then to inmates, staff and the Warden. In a Perfect World captures the essence of life in an American prison, where rigid control, imposed regulations and unwritten inmate rules barely stave off chaos but where dedicated coaching transforms inmates’ anger and blind self-centeredness into insight and empathy. If you haven’t been inside a prison, see this film. If you have, take people who haven’t been inside to see it.
– Malcolm C. Young, Attorney Founder and former Executive Director, The Sentencing Project, Washington, DC Former Executive Director, The John Howard Association of Illinois