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Inmates of Oz are Evil Oz is an eight episode miniseries drama which is shown on HBO Wednesday evenings at ten oclock It is necessary to note that since HBO is a cable television network it is not subject to the same restrictions that are placed upon basic networks Oz is the nickname for the Oswald Maximum Security Prison The setting is Emerald City or Em City as referred to by the inmates The warden is Leo Glynn and the Em City creator and administrator is Tim McManus The inmates of Oz span every ethnic religious and social class background It would take too much to name all of the characters and there is no main character because the show spends time dealing with each characters situation equally especially since they all intertwine The inmates are broken up into ten groups by McManus with four inmates in each group so as to even the population The groups are as follows bikers Aryans Italians gangsters Irish gays Christians Latinos Muslims and others Each groups has one leader as a representative in the Em City Council which helps to attempt a community atmosphere within the prison according to McManus idea The population is supposed to reflect real prisons with 70 of inmates who are colored There is one character that represents the predominantly white-collar viewer Tobias Beecher an attorney who is serving a sentence for vehicular manslaughter He involuntarily hit and killed a young girl on a bicycle He is in the others grouping Our reactions to what is going on inside of Oz mirrors his As the setting and the characters should imply Oz is on the surface about the struggles amongst men inside a prison that has representation from almost every group present in our society today The struggles are not always between the inmates either The warden administrator guards and even the mayor play a vital role in the unveiling of the creators
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