What you haven't heard about the escape at Dannemora.
“Finally the truth!
Very well put together.”
“A different and thoughtful approach to one of the most frightening times in our region.”
"I highly recommend that you watch it before you dare open your mouth about a NYS CO.”
"Factual and intriguing!
Great documentary. Bravo!”
“Well done! Fantastic. Hard time to relive it but the best yet. Bone chilling.”
“Very powerful and moving. As accurate as it should be. Thank you for telling our side.”
"Correction Officers NEVER got the respect that they deserve! They put their lives on the line for us every day! State needs way more support for officers, and a lot less support for the people who are incarcerated for what they have done!”
We Stand Corrected: Dannemora is an alternative narrative to Ben Stiller’s Showtime limited series, Escape at Dannemora. The film pulls the curtain back on the intricacies of the prison system, the dynamics between officers and inmates and the aftermath of the largest manhunt in New York state history.
Richie Elson, the film's director, grew up just outside Dannemora and his dad was a Corrections Officer at Clinton for 15 years. Having that part of New York - which is very rural, small and despite housing 3,000 of the state's worst criminals, very quiet - be in the national spotlight was surreal. When he saw how it was affecting his dad and others, who didn't feel like they had the proper platform to tell their side of the story, Richie knew he had to. Because of his ties to the community, we were granted access to officers, law enforcement, and community leaders who refused to address other media.