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  • Premiered: 
    October 20, 2019
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  • Network: Starz
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
  • Tags: military

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Plot Synopsis

From executive producer Steven Soderbergh, LEAVENWORTH is a one-hour documentary series that centers on a controversial true-crime story playing out in the military justice system. Clint Lorance is serving a 19-year sentence for murder at The United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth. While deployed in Afghanistan in July 2012, the former lieutenant ordered fire on three local men riding a motorcycle, killing two of them and outraging his platoon. In a first-hand account of a soldier navigating the US Army's legal system, Lorance seeks to overturn his conviction, provoking emotional debate between supporters and detractors that rises to the national stage. As determinations on Lorance's fate unfold, questions probe not only the merits of his conviction, but analyze the system at large and ultimately test the balance of guilt and innocence in the inscrutable circumstances of today's wars. In early 2017, Marine vet Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) sent a letter to President Trump, requesting that Lorance be pardoned. One month before the official series premiere, LEAVENWORTH debuted at the Tribeca TV Festival on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 5pm ET, immediately followed by a panel discussion with executive producers Steven Soderbergh and Paul Pawlowski; platoon soldier Mike McGuiness; "New York Times" National Correspondent David Philipps; and Lorance's lawyer, John Maher.
On Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT, Starz premiered "Chapter 5: The Fight Continues," the finale of LEAVENWORTH. On the 50th anniversary of the My Lai Massacre, the Army's chief appellate judge cites the Lorance case as an example of how they got it right.