Law & Order

Season 11 Episode 2

Turnstile Justice

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 25, 2000 on NBC
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Turnstile Justice
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After a woman's body is found in a subway station, a suspect is arrested, but the resulting case concerns the lack of medication supplied him while in prison.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Old good Law And Order.

    9.5
    This episode goes back to a good old format. And again we face the consequences that a quasi nonexistence of medical treatment in prisons can have.

    When a woman is found dead lying on a metro platform, it is difficult at first only to identify her. Her ex husband is truly shocked and expects the justice to be served. The suspect, suffering from a mental disease, is arrested and convicted from a manslaughter. But would this tragedy have happened, should he have got a proper treatment in Rikers island he had just left? The new company that runs the medical ward is trying to cut the costs by not sending the detainees to hospitals, by not getting them a right diagnosis as long as a mere medication keeps them calm. The CEO of the company is convicted of a criminally negligent homicide, but what about the other prisoners that get no treatment and are sent back when they do their time? One time or another their medication stops working and ....moreless
  • Emotionally Disturbed Murder Suspect

    9.2
    Possession of stolen credit cards. Homeless guy believe to have seen the whole murder and took credit card and sold it. Black emotionally disturbed man believed to have beat the woman to death. Man admits to having killed 2 women. A woman charged at jail gave Mr. Gallants name to her \"doctor\" to evaluate and his boss told him he could refer too many people to the hospital or he\'d loose his job. This is why the guy in jail (black emotionally disturbed) didnt get help. Arrested Dr. Andrews for manslaughter in 1st degree.moreless
Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach

Det. Lennie Briscoe

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

Lt. Anita Van Buren

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Exec. ADA Jack McCoy

Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon

ADA Abbie Carmichael

Jesse L. Martin

Jesse L. Martin

Det. Ed Green

Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest

Interim DA Nora Lewin

Victor Slezak

Victor Slezak

Phillip Andrews

Guest Star

Daniel Cantor

Daniel Cantor

Mr. Jordan

Guest Star

Aaron Harpold

Aaron Harpold

Officer Carlson

Guest Star

Jack Gilpin

Jack Gilpin

Mr. Axtel

Recurring Role

Ray Anthony Thomas

Ray Anthony Thomas

Brian Gallant

Recurring Role

Lynn Cohen

Lynn Cohen

Judge Elizabeth Mizener

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Nitpick: Detectives Briscoe and Green's investigation takes them to interview the husband of the slain victim at 618 W. 18th Street, Manhattan, a street address that would be located in the Hudson River.

    • This is one of the only a handful of episodes in which the district attorney (Nora Lewin) appears in court.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Judge Mizener: Mr. Gallant, you understand that by pleading guilty, you'll be sentenced to a period of 10-20 years?
      Brian Gallant: Yes.
      Judge Mizener: Did you kill Stephanie Donatelli?
      (Brian nods.)
      Judge Mizener: I need you to answer for the stenographer.
      Brian Gallant: Yes.
      Judge Mizener: Did you attack Nadine Konchalovsky?
      Brian Gallant: Yes.
      Judge Mizener: Can you tell us why you committed these crimes?
      Brian Gallant: No reason.
      Judge Mizener: Now, Mr. McCoy, I assume a motion to vacate the charges against the individual currently incarcerated for the attack on Miss Konchalovsky has been filed.
      Jack McCoy: It has, your honor. He'll be released as soon as I let corrections know that we're done.
      Judge Mizener: We're done.
      Mr. Donnatelli: (jumps out of his seat in despair) We're done?
      Judge Mizener: Please, Mr. Donnatelli.
      Mr. Donnatelli: You guys declare yourselves done, and you're done? (points at Brian) You say the one and only person responsible for Steph getting killed is this lunatic?! You put a line through it on your list, and then you pat yourselves on the back?!!
      Judge Mizener: Mr. Donnatelli, I understand you're upset, but this isn't the time or the place to address these things.
      Mr. Donnatelli: Tell me when is the time and place, and I'll be there! (points at Brian again) Tell me when you're gonna hold someone accountable for turning him loose on Steph, and I'll be there.

    • Phillip Andrews (after Briscoe and Green announce his arrest): Get your commanding officer on the phone. I want to hear from him that I should be arrested.
      Lennie Briscoe: On your feet pal! Your coverage doesn't provide for a second opinion.

    • Jack McCoy: Leon Gregg, 34. He was awaiting trial for robbery and his weight dropped 30 pounds in less than two months. Your medical treatment consisted of giving him an aspirin.

    • Brian Gallant: I'm ... Regis Philbin.
      Lennie Briscoe: Is that your final answer?
      Abbie Carmichael: Okay, how about this? You let us fingerprint you, and when the prints come back, they'll confirm that you're Regis Philbin.

    • (Watching a surveillance tape that shows girls buying clothes with a stolen credit card.)
      Anita Van Buren: Add a charge of felony bad taste. Wearing white after Labor Day?

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • This episode appears to be ripped from the headlines of the Kendra Webdale case. Andrew Goldstein, who had been suffering from poor mental health, had pushed the young woman in front of a train. Her death lead to the passing of Kendra's Law, which gave the courts the right to force medical treatment on a patient, but this law has been highly challenged.

    • Lennie Briscoe: Is that your final answer?
      The suspect introduced himself as Regis Philbin, so Lennie responded with Regis's catchphrase from the show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

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