Prisoner by Choice


Prisoner by Choice: The Frankie San Story is a poignant documentary that provides an in- depth exploration of the extraordinary life of Frankie San, an immigrant from Japan who fought in World War II and later became an American citizen. The documentary delves into Frankie San’s remarkable journey, from his arrival in Am erica overlooking Alcatraz to his unexpected path towards serving in one of America’s most dangerous prisons, CCI in Columbia, South Carolina.

The documentary delves into Frankie San’s early life in Japan, his experiences as a soldier during World War II, and his decision to immigrate to the United States to attend Southern seminary. It sheds light on the challenges he faced as an immigrant, and how he ultimately found his purpose in ministering to the least of these in the South Carolina prison system.

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We are thrilled to announce that "Prisoner by Choice," will be available for streaming this summer! In our commitment to reach a wider audience and make our film more accessible, we have decided to discontinue DVD sales.

Stay tuned for updates on where you can catch the release of "Prisoner by Choice" on streaming platforms. Be sure to check back regularly for all the latest news and information.

Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for this incredible project.

Pay It Backwards

We have already made Prisoner by Choice available free of charge to the South Carolina Department of Corrections where it is being uploaded to the tablets of about 15,000 prisoners, but we still haven't made our budget. Would you consider helping us reach our full budget for the film. Become part of sharing this story of hope and love in Christ with those in prison...a fitting tribute to the legacy of Frankie San.

Donate to this Frankie San Project through The Crumley Archives at this link.

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