Season 21, Episode 17 Burden of Innocence

First Aired: May 1, 2003

“Burden of Innocence.” Filmmaker Ofra Bikel follows the cases of five men who did time for crimes they didn't commit. Bikel explores psychological and practical reasons why, after prison, reentry into society is often so hard, but she also finds one man, law student Anthony Robinson, who seems to have made the adjustment successfully. Still, Robinson's wary. “I'm apparently okay,” he says. “But there's always that stigma.”

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