As some of you may have noticed, I'm kind of a documentary-person. I like to watch them, I like to hear what people have to say in them. I don't like reality television, and I found repetitive things like the series Obsessed
uninteresting, but Lord Mayerling was kind enough to recommend the series 30 Days
to me, and I really enjoyed some of the episodes.
The most recent documentary I've watched is called After Innocence
, and it revolves around what happens to inmates exonerated by The Innocence Project
and similar efforts. I'm a strong believer in justice system reform. I plan to spend my career in the justice system, and I hope to bring honor and compassion to what I do. I found After Innocence
to be a much-needed reminder that it's not enough to prove innocence (which we never should really have to do anyway, given that we're supposed
to be assuming innocent until proven guilty, but that's another discussion). We have to make sure that we work to give people back the lives that were unjustly taken.
I'm not really starting this thread to debate. If someone wants to debate the subject matter of one of these documentaries, feel free to make a thread for it and PM me to bring my attention to it. I'm really looking to see which documentaries (or informative books! I like those, too) people found interesting, eye-opening, shocking, or intriguing. :)