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Shakespeare Behind Bars: The Documentary

Shakespeare Behind Bars: The Documentary
by Philomath Films

Update on the Cast of The Tempest

*Eleven of eighteen Tempest cast have been released from prison. Two cast members died while incarcerated.

Hal (Prospero) went up for parole in July, 2011 and received 5 more years. He went up for parole again in july, 2015 and received 10 more years. In 2010, he was awarded a 1st place Pen Award in essay and a 3rd place in poetry. He continues with the SBB program. His next parole hearing will be in 2025.

Red (Miranda) received parole in 2008. In 2010, he returned to prison on a new conviction. His sentence expires in 2018.

Big G (Caliban) went up for parole in February 2011 and got 10 more years. He began a mentorship program for young offenders. He worked in a dog training program. Dogs are taken from the county pound, obedience trained by prisoners, and returned to the pound for adoption. All the dogs G trained have been adopted. He continues with the SBB program. He is eligible for parole in 2021.

Leonard (Anthonio #1) went up for parole in 2008 & got 10 more years. He went into a depression, took a leave of absence from SBB, and transferred to another prison. After fighting several bouts with cancer, he died in November, 2016.

*Sammie (Trinculo) got into trouble with computer fraud. He was transferred to 2 other prisons. After serving 30+ years in prison, he was paroled on August 1, 2014. He continues to make a life for himself outside the razor-wire.

*DeMond (Stephano) was transferred to 2 other prisons. His was transferred to 2 other prisons. His case was been taken on by the Innocence Project. He was paroled in November, 2014. He continues to make a life for himself outside the razor-wire.

*Ron (Ferdinand) after 25 years of incarceration, Ron was paroled in April, 2016. He continues to make a life for himself outside the razor-wire.

*Bulldog (Ariel) served out. He continues to make a life for himself outside the razor-wire.

*Vaughn (Gonzalo) went up for parole in 2009 and got 5 more years. He served out in 2013. He continues to make a life for himself outside the razor-wire.

*Charlie (Francisco) received parole. He works in the construction industry. He continues to make a life for himself outside the razor-wire.

*Howard (Adrian) served out in 2012. He continues to make a life for himself outside the razor-wire.

*Greg (Ceres) received parole, got married, worked as a civil engineer, publishes poetry online. He continues to make a life for himself outside the razor-wire.

*Richard (Sebastian) received parole in 2009. He got married and works in the construction industry. He continues to make a life for himself outside the razor-wire.

*Harvey (King Alonso) received parole in 2003. He continues to live successfully on the outside. He continues to make a life for himself outside the razor-wire.

*Kenneth (Ires) was transferred to another prison. He was paroled in November, 2014. He continues to make a life for himself outside the razor-wire.

Boris (Juno) was transferred to another prison. He works as a legal aide. He is eligible for parole in 2019.

Raymond (Anthonio #3) was transferred to another prison. He is serving a Life Sentence Without Parole.

Rick (Anthonio #2) spent 30 days in the hole before he was transferred to another prison. 7 months later, he took the shoe laces out of his tennis shoes, tied them together, and used them to hang himself in his cell.

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Warden Larry Chandler transferred to another prison as warden before retiring. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Kentucky Parole Board.

Curt L. Tofteland (Founder & Producing Artistic Director) retired from Kentucky Shakespeare Festival after 20 years of service. He moved to Michigan where he continues to work in adult & juvenile justice. He works with 7 SBB circles in 2 Michigan prisons. He maintains his relationship with the Shakespeare Behind Bars program in Kentucky and is writing and publishing about the transformational power of the SBB program.

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