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An Innocent Man Fights For His Own Freedom After 25 Years in Prison on 'Harry's Law' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 1st 2011 2:24AM
Steve Harris, 'Harry's Law'On 'Harry's Law' (Mon., 10PM ET on NBC), Kathy Bates gets to be brash and abrasive in the courtroom almost every episode. She can be very compelling when she gets passionate about what and who she's fighting for. But this week, she didn't need to.

After spending 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Jeffrey Rollins was up for parole, but the judges seemed ready to dismiss him back into the system, and Rollins had had enough. Played with passion by 'The Practice's Steve Harris, Rollins made his own plea to the tribunal.

Despite being innocent, Rollins was advised to admit his guilt and move forward toward a parole to get his freedom that way, but he was having none of that.

"You talk about respecting the system," he said. "The system put me in here based on a lie ... Now I got to live with everybody thinking I did it; even my own son."

He spoke of the guy whose lie saw him put away for so long finally allowing his conscience to get the better of him and coming forward with the truth. "When does conscience ever get the better of you?" he asked the panel of judges.

There wasn't much more for Harriet to say.

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Many people that i know love this show. Everything that David Kelley writes is just wonderful and different than any other show on TV. I know many people that watch this show (Harry's Law) and are very upset. The episodes used to be on Comcast On Demand however, the network has decided to pull it off Comcast. This is just terrible and Comcast is deluged with complaints. They told me that it is not them but the network has pulled it off. What is going on? Please put it back on Comcast On Demand so people who go to bed earlier can see it again.

March 03 2011 at 11:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think Harry's Law so far is a winner! It deals with realistic issues confronting our society and is inclusive of all people. It's not one sided which I truly appreciate. Five Stars for Harry's Law!

February 01 2011 at 1:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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