Cruel and Unusual

THERAPY OR MURDER? -- After a physical altercation, an autistic 18-year-old is arrested and later dies in police custody. Further investigation reveals that the victim had left a behavorial control clinic in anger because the head doctor uses unethical electroshock therapy and an illegal sensory deprivation helmet to "cure" his patients.

Season 5 | Episode 18

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Cast

Jerry Orbach

as Detective Lennie Briscoe

Angie Harmon

as Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael

Sam Waterston

as Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy

S.Epatha Merkerson

as Lt. Van Buren

Jesse L. Martin

as Detective "Eddie" Edward Green

Benjamin Bratt

as Detective Reynaldo "Rey" Curtis

Dianne Wiest

as District Attorney Nora Lewin

Steven Hill

as District Attorney Adam Schiff