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The System with Joe Berlinger

The System with Joe Berlinger

  • Premiered: 
    May 18, 2014
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  • Network: Al Jazeera America
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Crime
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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

THE SYSTEM WITH JOE BERLINGER is an eight-episode docuseries that chronicles Joe Berlinger as he investigates controversial procedures that often seal the fate of both the innocent and the guilty in troubling ways. In this series, he examines troubling cases that challenge the effectiveness of mandatory sentencing, explore the controversy surrounding the role of parole boards, and efforts of convicted people -- claiming innocence -- to vindicate themselves of their accused crimes. During his journey of the justice system, Berlinger heads to prisons, courts, and the homes of both criminals and their victims to explore both sides of these crucial issues. Raising riveting questions about innocence and guilt, these disputed cases often end in surprising outcomes. On Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, SundanceNow released all eight one-hour episodes of this series.

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