The Prisoner’s Song

Following two days in the life of an American prisoner, one during his time incarcerated and one as a free man, ‘The Prisoner Song’ provides an observational view of the issues within the American prison system. Featuring “The Prisoner’s Song”, written by a prisoner during the mid 1920’s and then stolen by Vernon Dalhart to become the first song in America to sell nearly 1.3 million copies.

Director: Bilal Haider
Written by: Bilal Haider and James Rozelle
Executive Producer: James Seyer
Produced by: Zachary Smith, Lee Rothenflue, Bilal Haider, K.C. Patel and James Rozelle
Director of Photography: Joey Wang
Edited by: Bilal Haider and Lee Rothenflue