OZ chronicles the attempts of McManus (Terry Kinney) to keep control over the inmates of Em(erald) City as well as the drug trade and the violence. There have been many groups of inmates during the run of the show and not everybody makes it out alive.
Last Episode06x08 Exeunt Omnes Aired: Feb. 23, 2003
Querns makes a return to Oz as a warden. As Howell learns that she's pregnant, Rebadow unsuccessfully petitions to artificially inseminate Norma. …
Series Fun Facts
- Most of the actors who played inmates on the show, played police officers on other series.
- Dr. Nathan learns that Nurse Carol Grace previously worked at St. Eligius which was the name of the hospital in St. Elsewhere. Tom Fontana was a writer on that show.
- In contrast to many screen depictions of prison (such as The Shawshank Redemption), none of the characters imprisoned in Oz are innocent of their crimes. Even Jason Kramer, whose conviction…
[show]In contrast to many screen depictions of prison (such as The Shawshank Redemption), none of the characters imprisoned in Oz are innocent of their crimes. Even Jason Kramer, whose conviction is overturned due to police misconduct is heavily implied to be guilty of the crime he was sent to prison for. Series creator Tom Fontana has said that this decision to only have guilty characters was a deliberate one in order to better highlight the series themes of redemption