Judgment Day: Should the Guilty Go Free

Judgment Day: Should the Guilty Go Free (2003)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2003-02-03
  • Runtime: 1h 5min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: HBO
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:


Each year in the United States, over 200,000 prisoners face a parole board that must make the difficult judgment of whether these convicted criminals are ready to gain their freedom and return to society. This documentary focuses on three inmates in Louisiana, Nevada, and Massachusetts with a range of chilling crimes - a father's murder by his troubled son, a crime of passion by a respected NASA scientist, and a shooting/robbery on the streets of Las Vegas. Incorporating interviews of key characters with extensive testimony footage and reenactment sequences that explore the life and crime of the inmate, the film vividly examines the conflicting needs of the victim, the criminal, and the community while testing our own notions of justice.

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  • Ronnie Stutes

    as Himself
  • J.D. Polzin

    as Himself
  • Ronnie Stutes

    as The Father
  • J.D. Polzin

    as Cab Thief
Writing Nat Segaloff Writer
Directing Joe Berlinger Director
Writing Gayle Kirschenbaum Writer