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FILM 1: A DEBTORS' PRISON - Across the racially segregated landscape of St. Louis County, Mo., thousands are routinely sent to jail because they cannot pay local court fines and fees. The vast majority of those fined are poor and black. Directors Brett Story and Todd Chandler follow two plaintiffs in an unfolding court case, as they describe the matrix of controls that subjected them to incarceration for being poor.
FILM 2: SHAWNA: LIFE ON THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY - After having consensual sex with a younger boy while she was still a teenager, Shawna Baldwin found herself one of the 800,000 people on America's sex offender registries. Now in her mid-thirties and a mother of three, director David Feige explores the effects on her life.
FILM 3: 219 - A chilling portrait of the inner workings of the death penalty in America, directed by Ed Hancox and told by the man once known as “the face of executions.”
FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH PETE WILLIAMS, NBC NEWS SENIOR JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT AND THE FILMMAKERS