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Guilty Until Proven Guilty

Director - Harry Moses
Run Time - 53 minutes
Language - English
Format - Digital
Year - 2018
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interests- African American Studies, American Studies, Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Law & Legal Studies, New Releases, Political Science

Institutional DVD Price: $150

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Guilty Until Proven Guilty explores Louisiana's criminal justice system through the story of Tim Conerly, a young African-American man who was arrested in the wake of an armed robbery in New Orleans and waited 28 months for a trial for a crime he says he did not commit. After more than two years in the Orleans Parish Jail, Conerly must choose between accepting a plea bargain of seven years or risking a sentence of 49 1/2 to 198 years if he is convicted at trial. It's a choice that no human being should have to make...and one that someone with more resources could almost certainly avoid having to make.

"Guilty Until Proven Guilty...exposes the inequities faced every day by poor black citizens charged with crimes. This film should be seen by everyone." - HARRY BELAFONTE

"Guilty Until Proven Guilty brings into focus the unreasonable and unfair choices people face in the (criminal justice) system due to cruel and excessive laws, even pleading guilty when innocent." - JEE PARK, Executive Director, Innocence Project, New Orleans

"An extraordinary film that turns the spotlight on the harms perpetrated by the criminal justice system...bearing witness to the personal human consequences of outdated and inhumane policies." - JODY LEWEN, Prison University Project, Executive Director

"A moving, powerful film that pays close attention to a part of America that society has chosen to neglect." - USHER

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