Sunday, May 25, 2014

Bulletin: Mandatory sentencing: Al Jazeera America explores the unintended consequences on part 2 of its 8 part series "The System." Tonight: 9E/6P.

RELEASE: "The system with Joe Berlinger," published by Al Jazeera America: Episode 2: Mandatory sentencing; Sunday May 25, 2014 at 9E/6P.

GIST: "In this episode, Joe Berlinger explores the effectiveness and justness of mandatory sentencing in a current climate that preaches reform. In Florida, the unintended consequences of mandatory minimum gun laws seem to outweigh its merits as a father is sent to prison for 20 years for “defending his family.” While in Illinois, politicians carefully craft a tough-on-crime bill inspired by the death of a promising honor student that may offer relief to a community plagued by escalating gun violence."
UP-COMING EPISODE: Episode 3: Flawed Forensics; Premieres Sunday June 1st at 9E/6P; "Nearly 20 years later, the fates of two men are still entangled in the FBI’s faulty hair analysis from all those years ago. Both men were found guilty of multiple murders and now one is on the outside, recently released and waiting for a retrial, while the other is still on death row, hoping the State will allow him the DNA test he needs to keep him alive."

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