I AM TRYING TO CONTACT SOME OF THE FILMMAKERS FROM MY CLASS. IF YOU WENT TO OTISVILLE OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DID IN THE YEARS 1968-1973 PLEASE EMAIL ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org WITH YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS.
From 1969 until 1973 there was a 16mm film program at Otisville School for Boys, an institution run by the NY State Division for Youth. Boys from the age of 14-17 were remanded there for periods up to 18 months. Many were just PINS (Persons in Need of Supervision is the states category) who had had fights with their parents or been truants from school. Other were there for drugs, robbery and even homicide.