Show #71 (season 5, edition 17)
Debut: FRIDAY, JUNE 30 (7:30-8:00 p.m. ET/PT)
"Public Defenders": Public defenders are facing soaring caseloads and flatlining budgets, and with 80% of all criminal defendants in the U.S. unable to afford a lawyer, the system is collapsing. With the constitutional right to fair representation in a court of law in jeopardy, Cord Jefferson heads to one of the worst-hit states to see how overworked and underpaid public defenders are coping with the broken legal system.
"El Rostro": Deep in the Peruvian Amazon, indigenous tribes are doing everything they can to save their home from exploitation. VICE travels to where multinational companies have been extracting lucrative natural resources to see how these activities are decimating the land. With the Harakmbut people as his guide, Ben Anderson goes into the forest to explore sacred landmarks they hope will prevent companies from destroying the land for a profit.