- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, 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: July 24, 2001
Follow four men exonerated of capital crimes to see what happens after the TV cameras are turned off in these highly publicized cases.
They faced death for crimes they did not commit, and spent years behind bars that can never be reclaimed. Many of them have spent so much time in jail that they are virtually--or even literally--lost when they are released. And the government does absolutely nothing to help them.
LIFE AFTER DEATH ROW highlights a national disgrace, a failing of the justice system that is politically sensitive--and roundly ignored--in a time when calls for increasingly harsh punishment are the norm. By following four exonerated death row inmates, we'll see how the services that are in place to help parolees and other former inmates are unavailable to them. And it becomes clear that the penal system can mete out horrific punishments, even to those who are ultimately cleared and freed to resume their lives.
As one of the men profiled puts it: "If you do something wrong and you get out, they get you a parole officer and a job--they help you look around for stuff. But if you didn't do it, they give you nothing. They just kick you out after all that time and say Good Luck."