Detective Mike Logan inserts himself into the murder investigation of a correctional officer that may have a connection to his girlfriend who's a nurse at the victim's prison.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Unit Counselor Kurt Plumm
Myron Primes ...
Rollie Clay
Charles Borland ...
Taylor Kenna
Warden Baum
Nurse Gina Lowe
Carly Kenna
Hector De La Cruz
Chocolate Jimmy


Detectives Goren and Eames investigate the murder of a corrections officer. Since they are unable to get to a key witness and in order to help them with the case, detective Mike Logan is assigned to their team. The investigation leads them to the prison where the victim had worked, where secretive and possibly deadly things are happening. Written by ivaylo

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13 February 2005 (USA)  »

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During the scene where Eames and Goren are meeting Logan in the diner, a passerby outside looks in the window over his shoulder several times, then stops and stares inside for a moment - obviously observing the actors and the film crew. See more »


Detective Mike Logan: Oh, the Patriot Act. Yeah, well, I read that in its original title, "1984".
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References Law & Order: Pride (1995) See more »

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A big secret within its walls
14 February 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

After years of exile on Staten Island which rated him a Law And Order TV movie that did not result in returning to the action of Manhattan, Chris Noth as Detective Mike Logan gets a chance at helping the Major Case squad in a homicide involving the murder of a corrections officer.

The Federal House Of Detention has a big secret within its walls. Unofficial prisoners arrested under the Patriot Act. As they're unofficial they also have no rights and are the subject of abuse by the COs. In this case the COs under the command of Wayne Duvall.

Duvall is some piece of work. He also does favors for high profile organized crime prisoners, making their custodial custody as pleasant as possible. He can call on them for favors as well.

Although this incident broke up Chris Noth and his girlfriend Arija Bareikis because she's never seen again on Criminal Intent after Noth joins the series, she knows what's going on and is petrified to tell anyone. She does however inform Noth and he starts nosing around and Jamey Sheridan of necessity has to have working with Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe on the same page.

Wonderful climax in the end with D'Onofrio not tricking confessions while in custody, but using his wits to battle the COs under Duvall's command with no other weapons.

A good beginning for Chris Noth to join CI and we follow Mike Logan for the rest of his career in law enforcement.

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