Some international media portrayed The Gulag as something beyond and is unacceptable in a democratic society, especially for the most "democratic" country in the world — the United States. But is it in fact? We offer movie franzuzskih filmmakers about the record number of prisoners in the U.S., surpassing the number of prisoners in the Gulag and the percentage of prisoners in China. On the criteria for detention and torture slave labor of prisoners on death in jail and medical care to them and a lot about what is not accepted at the western read and even more so naschih defenders. "Prison Plain" (Prison valley) — This multimedia project was recognized as the best in the World Press Photo (nominated for "Multimedia"). Place an act of the story — city Canyon City, Colorado — is city prisons, in which even those who live outside the bullpen, in fact, live in the slammer.