Two Strikes/Tutwiler

Season 2023  Episode 14

TWO STRIKES, a film produced with The Marshall Project as part of FRONTLINE’s fellowship with Firelight Media, examines the impact of a little-known “two strikes” law.

The documentary tells the story of how a former West Point cadet struggling with PTSD and addiction got life in prison in Florida after an attempted carjacking - a sentence that even the woman whose car he’d tried to take viewed as too harsh.

Also in this two-part hour, TUTWILER, a look at pregnant women in prison and what happens to their newborns.