FRONTLINE

The Plea

Season 2004 Episode 11 | 1h 24m 38s Video has closed captioning.

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?

Aired: 06/17/04

Rating: NR

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