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From tonight’s Law and Order: Criminal Intent website:

Season 4 Episode E5416

STRESS POSITION 9/8pm 02/13/05

PRISON GUARD’S SLAYING RIPS LID OFF CORRUPT PRISON; GUEST STAR CHRISTOPHER NOTH REPRISES ‘LAW & ORDER’ ROLE — The murder of a corrections officer points the Major Case squad toward a corrupt Brooklyn prison where unaccounted-for prisoners are secretly abused by guards — and the key to exposing the ring lies with a prison nurse whose boyfriend is the maverick Detective Mike Logan (Christopher Noth, NBC’s “Law & Order”). As Logan warily aids Detectives Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) in their probe, they discover an unseemly political connection and ultimately must jeopardize their lives inside the forboding walls. Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance also star. TV-14

The sub-plot to the episode was about disappeared Arabs who were being abused. Chris Noth’s character says about the Patriot Act “I read it in its original form; 1984.” While not the primary focus of the episode, it really attacked the idea of “hidden” prisoners. Lawyers: The point was raised that if we can issue warrants for John Does, why can’t we issue writs of habeas corpus for unknown prisoners? Is this a good argument for real life, or a convenient show fiction?