Go inside the emotional, high stakes work that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and an ensemble of idealistic outsiders from different walks of life take on as they attempt a fundamental overhaul of an entrenched criminal justice system.
Krasner’s team battles to obtain the complete police misconduct files as an angry public demands the District Attorney release the names of officers deemed unfit to testify in court. Meanwhile, tensions boil over juvenile sentencing.
Candidate Krasner pledged never to seek the death penalty, but the murder of a police sergeant tests the D.A.’s resolve. Lives hang in the balance of the D.A.’s biggest decision yet—along with his credibility.
LaTonya “T” Myers lands her dream job fighting for probation reform, but any slip-up could send her back to prison. At the same time, the D.A.’s team pursues systemic probation reform, facing off against judges who embrace extended supervision.
Joseph Chamberlain dreams of freedom, but first he must convince a skeptical parole board—and lay down his pride. A murder spike has local media pointing fingers at Krasner and threatens to halt the D.A.’s office’s plans for parole reform.
A councilwoman bridges fed-up constituents plagued by the opioid crisis with the D.A.’s unorthodox plans. The D.A. favors safe injection sites. Locals are fed up. Will Krasner’s brassy style backfire and undermine community support?
When an on-duty officer shoots a Black man, Krasner must decide whether to pursue a rarity—murder charges against a cop. As a decision nears, the police union plans to put Krasner on trial in the court of public opinion.
Krasner recruits law students to join the next generation of prosecutors leading reform from within. Activists who campaigned for Krasner’s election warn him of consequences if he doesn’t accelerate plans to phase out cash bail.