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Law & Order

Episode 5.19 : Cruel and Unusual

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

April 19, 1995

Distributor

NBC, Universal Domestic Television, Studios USA Television

Genre

Drama

Show Period

1990 - 2010

Production Company

Studios USA Television, Universal Network TV, NBC

Cast and Crew


Director

Matthew Penn

Screenwriter

Rene Balcer, Michael S. Chernuchin

Main Cast


Additional Cast

  • T. Ryder Smith
  • Gene Canfield
  • Socorro Santiago
  • Tandy Cronyn
  • Ed Setrakian
  • Lenore Harris

Synopsis


THERAPY OR MURDER? -- After a physical altercation, an autistic 18-year-old is arrested and later dies in police custody. Further investigation reveals that the victim had left a behavorial control clinic in anger because the head doctor uses unethical electroshock therapy and an illegal sensory deprivation helmet to "cure" his patients.

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