Every weekday, dozens of inmates are released on parole from Huntsville State Penitentiary, the largest prison release centre in Texas.

With a bus ticket voucher and a $100 release cheque, most of them take in their first moments out of prison with phone calls, cigarettes and quiet reflection at the Greyhound station up the block. In this pivotal moment between incarceration and freedom, a myriad of complicated emotions arise before the bus arrives to take them home.

Having first screened at the Berlinale Shorts in 2020, Jamie Meltzer & Chris Filippone’s tender short doc is now available online.

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