Season 22, Episode 15 The Plea

First Aired: June 17, 2004

In “The Plea,” filmmaker Ofra Bikel (“Burden of Innocence”) explores cases in which it is her contention that the plea-bargaining system infringed on the constitutional rights of defendants. The cases include a Texas single mother caught in a drug bust; a man accused of killing someone outside a Brooklyn bowling alley; a North Carolina woman accused of taking part in a Utica, N.Y., gas-station robbery-murder in 1973; and a Texas man convicted of a 1977 rape and murder.