Advocating for Social Justice
Peagler was incarcerated for 26 years before her case was reopened by volunteer lawyers who, using recent revisions in criminal law, succeeded in having her sentence reduced to six years, or about one fifth of the time she’d already been in jail. Peagler is a strongly compelling lead character. The film uses on camera interviews, archival footage and photographs and present day footage of Peagler to tell this harrowing true story that is a warning about the many incidents of unjust prosecution in criminal cases, especially those in which victims of abuse are defending themselves.
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- Title: Crimne After Crime
- Director: Yoav Potash
- Release Date: July 1, 2011
- Running Time: 95 mins.
- Parental Advisory: Content advisory for parents
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Distribution Company: Oprah Winfrey's OWN