In this 1971 Sid Davis-produced educational film, young teens learn that going to jail isn’t as much fun as they might think. After exploring all of the crimes that are on the rise (vandalism, shop lifting, etc.), the film follows Jerry as he gets arrested, gets booked, and gets shown to a cell. As is typical with Sid Davis’s films, there’s a narrator present to let Jerry know that he’s ruined his life.
I’ve never been arrested but I know a few people who have been and, just from what they’ve told me, it appears that Jerry was lucky enough to go to one of the nicer jails. As for the rest of the film, it’s a history nerd’s dream. Just look at those clothes! Just look at the hair! Just look at 1971!