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The vanishing trial  Cover Image DVD DVD

The vanishing trial

Yao, Wynette, (director.). Edwards, Travis, (director of photograhy,, editor of moving image work.). Foundation for Criminal Justice, (issuing body.). Families Against Mandatory Minimums, (issuing body.). National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (U.S.), (issuing body.). Collective Eye Films, (production company.).

Summary: Imagine you're charged with a crime. Now you must choose between pleading guilty and receiving a shorter sentence-or going to trial and risking decades behind bars. The Vanishing Trial focuses on four individuals who were forced to make that excruciating choice. Each was threatened with a "trial penalty," the term used to describe the substantially longer prison sentence a person receives if they exercise their constitutional right to trial instead of pleading guilty. We see how the trial penalty has led to the shocking disappearance of one of the most fundamental individual rights and the explosion in America's prison population. Throughout the film, we hear the perspectives of national experts, including former federal judges and prosecutors, criminal defense lawyers, constitutional law experts, and criminal justice reform advocates.

Item details

  • Physical Description: videodisc
    1 videodisc (38 min.) : DVD video, sound, color, 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Collective Eye Films, [2020]

Contents / Notes

General Note: Title from title frame.
Title from disc surface.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2020.
"The choice has nothing to do with justice"--Container.
"National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; NACLD Foundation for Criminal Justice"--Disc surface.
Released in 2020.
Closed-captioned (English).
Creation/Production Credits Note: Cinematographer/editor, Travis Edwards.
System Details Note:
DVD; reigon 0, NTSC; widescreen (16:9); stereo
Language Note:
Closed-captioned (English).
Subject: Plea bargaining United States
Sentences (Criminal procedure) United States
Plea bargaining
Sentences (Criminal procedure)
United States
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Legal films.
Documentary films.
Legal films.
Nonfiction films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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