Season 1, Episode 1 The Routine

First Aired: July 12, 1997

The routine at Em City is disrupted by the arrival of new prisoners, including a lawyer convicted of vehicular homicide and a militant black Muslim who considers himself a political prisoner. Beecher: Lee Tergesen. Said: Eamonn Walker.

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  • Premiered: July 12, 1997
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Premise: A grim and graphically raw drama about life (and often death) in an experimental prison ward called Emerald City at the Oswald State Correctional Facility (nicknamed Oz). It was alternately praised and criticized for its profane language and extreme violen… (more)

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