Chicago native Common is one of the executive producers on a new documentary series ‘Justice USA’. The series will be under OWN and will give an insider view of the criminal justice system. “We knew from the start that ‘Justice, USA’ is a series that must be made and brought to viewers,” said OWN president Tina Perry said. “What Mike, Common, Tamara, and Marshall are creating is a compelling and shockingly honest documentary that lays bare the often-ugly and unfortunate truth about the treatment of those most vulnerable by a complex and overburdened system that fails more than it succeeds.”
“I’m proud of this series because it takes an honest look at the criminal justice system and highlights its need for reform. One of the greatest problems with the justice system is its dehumanization of people. But we have the ability to change that. My hope is this documentary brings visibility and change to the criminal justice system in the most humane way,” Common said.
The Oprah Winfrey Network will oversee production and the series is slated to premiere on Discovery in 2022.