Earl Smith (“Kareem”) is convicted of murder and must serve life in prison.
He robbed a restaurant when he was 22 and killed someone working there. While in prison in Hard Time he turned to the gang-life, which he now left behind because he converted to Islam. Earl “Kareem” Smith’s religious group has had clashes with gangs within the prison. And he makes clear that he and his followers do not turn the other cheek.
Where most see a dead end, Earl “Kareem” Smith sees redemption and betterment. An act of violence has been committed. This incident did not go unnoticed by Earl “Kareem” Smith and will not go unpunished.
Earl “Kareem” Smith is preaching about compromise to his religious community.
“Hard Time” is an exclusive, ground-breaking factual series that goes behind the scenes of U. S. maximum-security prisons and immerses viewers into the brutal reality of life inside. Prisoners, guards, wardens, families – these are stories of despair and hope, truth and consequence. In Season I, we follow new inmates and young prison-officer cadets. Season II takes us on a year-long journey behind bars in an Ohio prison where respect is hard-won, violence is a constant threat and redemption an elusive quest. “It’s World War III; we’re fighting it every day”, says a world-weary prison guard in Season III, which takes us to two notorious Georgia State Prisons, one of which is for women only. Focusing on a few inmates and guards in each episode, the series weaves a powerful and often heart-breaking emotional tapestry of lost souls.
This is the official channel of the TV documentary “Hard Time” Enjoy full episodes and be part of the Hard Time Community! And don’t forget to subscribe 🙂
Other channels you might be interested in:
hazards and catastrophes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5WE_bClugxSVG1ENir8qzg
space and astronomy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1-7mA0mKsCTyCMG4JNO3EQ