Law & Order (1990–2010)
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An inmate accused of arranging a hit on a corrections officer says that the guard raped her. She also claims that assistant DA Abbie Carmichael has a personal vendetta against her.


Matthew Penn


Dick Wolf (created by), Matt Witten (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »


Airs Mon. Aug. 26, 10:00 PM on WE




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Benjamin Bratt ... Rey Curtis
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Angie Harmon ... Abbie Carmichael
Steven Hill ... Adam Schiff
Tovah Feldshuh ... Danielle Melnick
Joseph Latimore ... Ricky Crimmins (as Joe Latimore)
James Colby ... Corrections Officer Atwood
Jacinto Taras Riddick ... Luis Pacheco
Peter Van Wagner ... Attorney for Pacheco
Opal Alladin ... Trina Fleming
Cara Buono ... Alice Simonelli
Bruce Katzman ... Judge Allan Denham
Karina Arroyave ... Candy Pacheco


Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the death of Charles Tyner who was shot in what they believe was a mugging. Evidence at the scene suggests the shooter made him kneel before killing him. It turns out Tyner was a corrections officer and had recently transferred from a men's to a women's prison. The police initially think that an ex-con, Ricky Crimmons, may have been out from revenge. They're correct about the revenge part but it's Alice Simonelli, an inmate, who hired Luis Pacheco to kill him. Her defense is that Charlie Tyner raped her. She also wants Abbie, who prosecuted her original case, to be replaced. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Luis Pacheco calls Briscoe and Curtis "maricóns" which is Spanish for "faggot" or "fairy". See more »


[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »


Abbie Carmichael: [to McCoy about Alice] Jack, whatever hellhole she's in, she put herself there.
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References Dateline NBC (1992) See more »

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Punk - #9.8 - Loved Cara Buonos Performance!
14 June 2016 | by dovenoteSee all my reviews

I remember seeing her in a Law & Order Criminal Intent episode and Vincent D'Nofrio and Katherine Erbe were heading the cast. I didn't catch her name then, but when I saw this Law & Order episode I recognized her, even though it was a totally different type of role. I think her acting in this episode was very convincing and moving. This was an episode that caused me to think and care about this character. When an actor or actress makes me want to care about them, no matter how flawed the character is, that, to me, is one of the main ingredients I look for in considering great acting! Cara Buono's portrayal in this role was,for me great acting! I'd go so far as to say she should have at least won an Emmy nomination for her role in this.

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