Judgment Day: Prison or Parole

Judgment Day: Prison or Parole

  • Seasons:
  • 1
Judgment Day: Prison or Parole is a deeply immersive and investigative series that takes viewers inside the process of parole hearings as they are unfolding with actual cases. Award winning veteran documentarian Joe Berlinger's unique access into the criminal justice system will give viewers an inside look into the high stakes decisions made by parole boards everyday.
Judgment Day: Prison or Parole is a deeply immersive and investigative series that takes viewers inside the process of parole hearings as they are unfolding with actual cases. Award winning veteran documentarian Joe Berlinger's unique access into the criminal justice system will give viewers an inside look into the high stakes decisions made by parole boards everyday.

Season 1 (3 episodes)

  • 1. A Second Chance

    Original air date: 05/22/2016 Runtime: 43:33 min.

    Original air date: 05/22/2016 Runtime: 43:33 min. Coming before the Colorado Board of Parole is Benny Sandoval, who is serving a sentence for 1st degree attempted murder. North in Wyoming, Steve Barela, convicted of 2nd degree murder of his wife, hopes the board will give him a chance at parole.

  • 2. Damage Done

    Original air date: 05/29/2016 Runtime: 43:35 min.

    Original air date: 05/29/2016 Runtime: 43:35 min. James Sturman, convicted of killing his girlfriend, hopes to be paroled to a halfway house. Joshua Buckles wants to put his violent crime in the past. And in Colorado, Jordan Epperson hopes to impress the board and be returned to his hometown in Arizona.

  • 3. Unforgiven

    Original air date: 06/05/2016 Runtime: 43:34 min.

    Original air date: 06/05/2016 Runtime: 43:34 min. Eric Felix has served five years for criminal negligent homicide. Travis McLennan, convicted of sexual abuse of a minor, hopes the board can look past his poor decisions. The parole boards must decide if they are safe for release.