FRONTLINE The Plea
What are the implications of a system that relies on pleas to expedite justice? Details
Episode: The Plea
Nearly 95 percent of all cases resulting in felony convictions never reach a jury. They are settled through plea bargains in which a defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence. But what are the implications of a system that relies on pleas to expedite justice?
Premiere Date: 06/17/2004
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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