ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 12/5/12; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from TV One's press release, August 2012) "Parole Diaries," a compelling new docu-drama that offers an unprecedented look into the lives of parole officers and the parolees they serve, will premiere Wednesday, September 12 (9:00 PM ET) on TV One. The 13-episode series, produced by Towers Productions ("Find Our Missing," "American Justice"), follows nine parole officers in Indianapolis, IN as they tackle their most difficult and heart-wrenching cases. Nationwide, more than two-thirds of inmates will be incarcerated again within three years of their release from prison. "Parole Diaries" offers an unwavering look at this uncelebrated and gritty corner of the criminal justice system. Each one-hour episode will follow three dynamic parole officers on the job with the Indiana Department of Correction and the parolee - or client - they are serving. With cases that include sex offenders, convicted murderers and addicts, the work these officers perform is high on stress, low on glamour, and extremely dangerous. Yet, with each case there is the possibility of positive change and the emotional uplift from delivering a second chance.