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Being Flynn

Abstract

This is a film review of Being Flynn (2012), directed by Paul Weitz. Problem Solving Group at the Columbia Correctional Institution is a mental health therapy group designed to not only improve the participants’ adjustment to incarceration, but to also deepen their critical thinking capabilities and to connect them to both the world at large and to their inner search for purpose and meaning. It is comprised of adult men with varying educational levels, from middle school to high school. The majority are serving long prison terms, from 25 years to natural Life. The group meets weekly, and jointly tackles the central themes of books and films chosen for their mental health content. This review was created by (in alphabetical order) David Donnadio, Gerard Gowen, Anthony Jones, Nicholas Odegaard, Bennith Paul and Anthony Valdivia, inmates at Columbia Correctional Institution, Florida Department of Corrections. It was sponsored by Lisa Wiley, MA, Mental Health Specialist.

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