Monday, November 14, 2005

The Plea

From the synopsis of the PBS documentary, The Plea:
It is the centerpiece of America's judicial process: the right to a trial by jury system that places a defendant's fate in the hands of a jury of one's peers. But it may surprise many to learn that nearly 95 percent of all cases resulting in felony convictions never reach a jury. Instead, they are settled through plea bargains in which a defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence.
The 90-minute documentary can be downloaded in six parts right here.


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