Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Harry's Law

We are starting to see glimmers of hope in mainstream media.  If you have not seen the pilot episode of Harry's Law, you can view a full episode here.  (There may be a better link out there, but we had trouble finding it.)

In this episode Harriet Korn, played by Kathy Bates, argues to keep Malcolm Davies (Aml Ameen) out of prison.  To keep Malcolm out of prison, get him treatment for his addiction to cocaine, and allow him to continue going to college, Harry uses many of the arguments we have presented here on our blog.

Although the series depends a little too heavily on stereotypes in its character development, it is refreshing to see arguments agains mass incarceration making their way into mainstream media.

Check it out and let us know your thoughts.

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