Season 1 Episode 8

A Game of Checkers

Aired Monday 11:00 PM Aug 25, 1997 on HBO



  • Quotes

    • Said: (to McManus) No, it's not! Because even the best prison wouldn't be good enough. I'm gonna try one more time with you, McManus. Now, I am not saying that the men in Oz are innocent. I am saying they are not here because of the crimes that they committed, but because of the color of their skin, the lack of education, the fact that they are poor. You see, this riot is not about getting smoking back, conjugal rights, it's not even about life in prison. It's about society taking responsibility. It's about the whole horrid judicial system. And we don't need more prisons, bigger prisons, better prisons, we need better justice. Now what can you do about that?