Long Road Back

DVD Release: December 29, 2009
Long Road Back


“Long Road Back” seeks to reduce the fear and stigma that ex-convicts experience as they re-enter society.

Dove Review

What is life like for ex-convicts after prison? This documentary tells how hard it is for some ex-convicts who have served a prison sentence and then were released into society. These particular people have been convicted of non-violent crimes. Many of them are released without vocational skills, money, or a place to live. They often have a hard time finding a job, asking for help or acquiring the skills they need to get hired. Having been in the prison system, they often face rejection as they make their way back into society.

In this country at any given time, 4.4 million prisoners are in the system, and of those, 650,000 are being released. Out of those who try to establish a better life, only one-third of them succeed. They are in dire need of support and training so they can return to society and live productive lives.

The Dove Foundation awards this DVD the Family Approved Seal for ages 12+.

Content Description

Sex: Woman discusses living with many boyfriends.
Language: H-1
Violence: Discussion about man who robs banks; discussion about committing suicide, stealing cars, selling drugs; discussion of men being killed in prison
Drugs: Woman smokes; discussion about drugs and alcohol; woman talks about taking prescription medications
Nudity: Mild cleavage
Other: Tattoos, piercings; being fired from jobs; dealing with depression; wanting to return to prison, because it is safer there.


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Director: Burton Buller
Producer: Third Way Media
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 52 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe