Television network A&E perpetually misrepresents criminal justice system

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A&E stands at the forefront of documentary and reality series about topics related to criminal justice. And while, at first glance, it may seem admirable that the network is raising awareness for the unseen and unheard narratives of incarcerated communities, these shows often result in generalized and misguided tales of life behind bars, as well as the people who experience the justice system first-hand.
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Long-time Bay Area mental health organization confronts stigma of hoarding, calls for advocacy at UC Berkeley conference

For most people, interaction with individuals that exhibit hoarding behaviors has been limited to the extreme cases shown on documentary television series such as TLC’s “Hoarding: Buried Alive” or A&E’s “Hoarders.” “Dr. Phil” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” series that are enjoyed for their melodrama, have also featured similar cases
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