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FRONTLINE - The Plea

The Plea The Plea
Nearly 95 percent of all cases resulting in felony convictions never reach a jury. They are settled through plea bargains in which a defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence. But what are the implications of a system that relies on pleas to expedite justice?
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2216784391/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Nearly 95 percent of all cases resulting in felony convictions never reach a jury. They are settled through plea bargains in which a defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence. But what are the implications of a system that relies on pleas to expedite justice? /episodes/get/1266 /episode/1266 FRONTLINE: The Plea /episode-player/1266
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