Helena 2018

Moving Pictures Productions – Documentary Film of Women in Montana’s First Prison

Moving Pictures Productions produced a half-hour documentary film entitled Born Under a Bad Sign - the Story of Women in Montana's First Prison. Women at the Deer Lodge prison are a forgotten chapter of Montana’s history. This film looks at the treatment women received in the justice system, along with the abuses they endured once incarcerated, telling the story of Bessie Fisher, a Butte prostitute unfairly convicted of second-degree murder in 1901.