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MIPCOM Picks 2012: Parole Diaries

This series shows the human faces behind the criminal justice system, as well as the struggles and the triumphs each parole officer faces every day on the job as they endeavor to help criminals turn their lives around for the better.
September 25, 2012

Partners: Towers Production for TV One; distributed by DCD Rights

Volume: 13 x 60 minutes

Premiered: September 2012 (TV One, U.S.)

Rights available: All TV rights (terrestrial Рdigital and analog, free TV, cable and satellite, Pay TV, etc), VoD  and home video rights worldwide excluding the U.S.

Parole officers can prove to be a lifeline for many who have fallen on the wrong side of the law. This series showcases the efforts of six officers working in Indianapolis as they try to best serve the interests of their clients and their jurisdiction. From officers who work primarily with female offenders, to those who work with sex offenders and others that work the “drug and thug” beat, this series shows the human faces behind the criminal justice system, as well as the struggles and the triumphs each officer faces every day on the job as they endeavor to help criminals turn their lives around for the better.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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