Episode Info

A prisoner is murdered while still behind bars. At first, it seems to be an open-and-shut case, with detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Green (Jesse L. Martin) almost immediately collaring the likeliest suspect. But did the perpetrator act on his own volition, or was he merely following orders -- orders that may have been issued from outside prison walls?


S. Epatha Merkerson
as Lt. Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston
as ADA Jack McCoy
Jerry Orbach
as Det. Lennie Briscoe
Angie Harmon
as ADA Abbie Carmichael
Jesse L. Martin
as Det. Edward Green
Dianne Wiest
as DA Nora Lewin
Donna Hanover
as Judge Bourke
Billy Strong
as Sokolsky
Otto Sanchez
as Det. Hector Diaz
Dan Moran
as Larson
Damian Young
as Benson White
Henry Stram
as Daniel Kiley
Michael Irby
as John Acosta
Gustave Johnson
as William Shackleton
Chuck Bunting
as Corrections Officer
Alex Manette
as Bailiff
Linda Miller
as Jury Foreperson
David Rosenbaum
as Arraignment Judge Berman
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