Every year in America, more than a quarter of a million inmates become eligible for parole – most of those seeking early release will be denied, but a large percentage are released from prison before serving their full sentences. Upon release, two thirds of these parolees will commit a crime that sends them back behind bars, making the decision to release an inmate early a high stakes decision for all involved. Judgment Day: Prison or Parole?, a new series directed and executive produced by Peabody and Emmy Award-winning documentarian, Joe Berlinger, takes viewers inside the emotional and potentially troubling process of parole hearings in a three-part original series (Source: Discovery)
Eric Felix has to face a parole board after serving five years for criminal negligent homicide.
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.
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