• Was Jacob's downward spiral motivated purely by self-preservation?

    9 days ago - By Movies Stack Exchange

    In Shot Caller (2017) , Jacob is sentenced to 18 months of jail time, which he and his lawyer consider "no time", when compared to the much longer 5 year sentence he might have faced, had he fought the charge in court.
    He seems eager to get out so he can be with his son and family again.
    Once inside, during his first night, he witnesses another new inmate get assaulted and raped in the middle of the night, and he seems so traumatised by this that he has determined nothing like that will happen to him.
    So, during his first minute of recreation, he beats someone up who was hounding him, to...
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