On Tuesday, April 13 at 7 pm, join OETA and guest panelists to preview the series premiere of Philly D.A. and a discussion of criminal justice reform in Oklahoma—specifically its relation to the mental health and recent deaths of individuals experiencing incarceration. We will also screen the short documentary, Deadly Jails: An Oklahoma Mental Health Crisis, which covers Oklahoma's rural communities are facing a crisis when it comes to those with mental illness.
OETA’s Virtual Screening of Philly D.A. on OVEE
Tuesday, April 13 | 7 pm
About | Virtual Event
EVENT DATE & TIME: Tuesday, April 13 at 7 pm
This event is virtual and free to attend, however, registration is required. The event will be limited to 1,000 participants and tickets will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to register.
About | Philly D.A.
In 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a long-shot campaign to become District Attorney, he ran on a bold pledge: to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. He shocked the establishment by winning in a landslide.
Now, the bureaucrats he spent his campaign denigrating are his co-workers; the police he alienated are his rank-and-file law enforcers. Pressure comes from all sides of a system resistant to reform. Krasner’s unapologetic promise to use the power of the D.A.’s office for sweeping change is what got him elected; now that he’s in office, that same stubbornness threatens to alienate those he needs to work with the most.