OWN’s New Docuseries Released Shares the Stories of Formerly Incarcerated Men and Women Re-Entering Society

The first 90 days after being released from incarceration are said to be the hardest. And a new documentary on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN will take a look at the lives of several men and women re-entering the world after being in prison.


Released will present autobiographical portraits of formerly incarcerated individuals as they walk out of the prison doors for the first time and during their first 90 days out while each attempts to reconnect with loved ones. The series will tell each of their stories through a diary lens and shed light on life after incarceration.

Released is executive-produced by Winfrey and Jon Sinclair and produced by Lucky 8 TV with executive producers Greg Henry, Kim Woodard, Jarrett Lambo and Keayr Braxton. Author and advocate Shaka Senghor is a consulting producer.


Released premieres on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 10 p.m. EDT on OWN.

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Damn, this is the kind of thing that almost makes me wish I had cable. Or at least access to someone else’s. It sounds like a good show with great intent.