Welcome to Season Two: AFTER LIFE
2. Doing Life
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It’s the late 1990s. Although no one was injured in the shoot-out he took part in, Gilbert is sentenced to 24 years to life in prison under California’s strict gang sentencing laws. While he technically has a shot at parole, almost no one with “life” in their sentence goes home, and he expects to die behind the walls. As he starts his term, Gilbert has to decide if he’ll play along with prison gang “politics” or find a way to stay —somehow, some way — in his 3-year-old daughter’s life.
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- Penal code 186.22 (as it’s revised today)
- How 186.22 created long sentences, even for non-injury crimes
- A critical look at 186.22’s impact
- A deep look at prison gang “politics”
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Season 2 Art | Mara J. Reynolds
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