A ‘Two-Strikes’ Law Put Him in Prison for Life. Even His Victim Said It Was Too Harsh
05 Sep 2023
Mark Jones’ story in Florida illustrates how sentencing laws can put people who didn’t physically hurt anyone in prison for life. Watch an excerpt from the new documentary ‘Two Strikes,’ from FRONTLINE, The Marshall Project and Firelight Media.
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Airing in a special two-part hour that goes inside America's criminal justice system, “Two Strikes” will be available to watch in full at pbs.org/frontline, on The Marshall Project's website, and in the PBS App starting Sept. 5, 2023, at 7/6c. "Two Strikes" will be available to watch at 10/9c on PBS stations and on YouTube. FRONTLINE's Sept. 5 hour will also include "Tutwiler," a look at the complexities of pregnancy in prison.
"Two Strikes" is a FRONTLINE Production with Noncompliant Films in association with Firelight Media & The Marshall Project. The director and producer is Ursula Liang. The producer is Tessa Travis. The co-producer & reporter is Cary Aspinwall of The Marshall Project. Edited by Eugene Yi. The editor-in-chief and executive producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.
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