Crime After Crime tells the dramatic story of the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her. Her story takes an unexpected turn two decades later when two rookie attorneys, with no background in criminal law, step forward to take her case.
Through their perseverance, they bring to light long-lost witnesses, new testimonies from the men who committed the murder, and proof of perjured evidence. Their investigation ultimately attracts global attention to victims of wrongful incarceration and abuse, and takes on profound urgency when Debbie is diagnosed with cancer.
“A must see film.”—The Los Angeles Times
“...a tremendously moving story, strong in social commitment and deftly woven out of years of footage.”—The Hollywood Reporter
Official Selection—SUNDANCE Film Festival
Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award—Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
Freedom of Expression Award—National Board of Review
The Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism—The Sydney Hillman Foundation
Prevention for a Safer Society Award—The National Council on Crime and Delinquency