Season 1 Episodes

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A Game of Checkers

Season 1, Episode 8 - Air Date: 8/25/1997
Beecher is released from the hole and Schillinger is left eyeless and weak. A riot breaks out after two white punks get into a fight over checkers.
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Plan B

Season 1, Episode 7 - Air Date: 8/18/1997
A recovered Said ostracizes Huseni Mershah for turning his back on him when he was dying--and orders all the Muslims to cast him out.
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To Your Health

Season 1, Episode 6 - Air Date: 8/11/1997
Three generations of Alvarezes--all prisoners at Oz--are united when the partiarch, Ricardo, is found face down in his cell, suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
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Straight Life

Season 1, Episode 5 - Air Date: 8/4/1997
The infiltration of drugs into Oz has reached unprecedented levels; and the undercover efforts of McManus and Glynn to find out who's smuggling it in backfires in a deadly way.
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Capital 1

Season 1, Episode 4 - Air Date: 7/28/1997
Governor Devlin has reinstated capital punishment in the state; and the first Oz prisoner scheduled to die is Jefferson Keane, who killed a Latino in a skirmish set up by the Co's.
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God's Chillin'

Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 7/21/1997
Friction grows in the wake of two deaths--first Ortoloni and now Johnny Post--so Wiseguy leader Schibetta, Muslim leader Said, and Homeboy Jefferson Keane are brought together by Warden Glynn, who tells them to keep their boys quiet or else he'll lock the prison down.
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Visits, Conjugal and Otherwise

Season 1, Episode 2 - Air Date: 7/14/1997
With Schibetta and the prison brass in a race to uncover Ortolani's killer (for very different reasons), we see how inmates react to visits from both their wives and, in one case, family members who are also in prison.
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The Routine

Season 1, Episode 1 - Air Date: 7/12/1997
In the "Emerald City" experimental unit of Oswald State Penitentiary, we meet some of the diverse inmates who live within a pecking order of Homeboys, Latinos, Muslims, Irish, Aryans, and Wiseguys.