American Justice The Corcoran Eight DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-Captioned, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: 2002
Prison guards and correction officers are in daily contact with society's worst offenders. Their jobs are difficult and dangerous in the best of circumstances, and the temptation to abuse the power they have over their charges can be overwhelming.
THE CORCORAN EIGHT documents one of the most sensational such cases in modern history. In 1994, whistleblowers at California's Corcoran State Prison charged that their fellow officers were pitting inmate against inmate in gladiator-style combat. The accusations were chilling: prisoners were forced into deadly fights for the amusement of the guards.
From the incident that prompted Steve Rigg and Richard Caruso to investigate their colleagues to the FBI inquiry and media frenzy that followed, AMERICAN JUSTICE® analyzes the case that led to the indictment of eight officers and waves of reform.