In the Heat of the Night/Prisoners

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Season 2, Episode 5
Airdate December 20, 1988
Production Number 8805
Written by Lee Maddux
Directed by Russ Mayberry
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Prisoners is the fifth episode of the second season of In the Heat of the Night, and the thirteenth episode overall.

Starring: Carroll O'Connor (Chief William O. "Bill" Gillespie)

and Howard Rollins (Detective Virgil Tibbs)

Also Starring: Alan Autry (Officer V.L. "Bubba" Skinner), Anne-Marie Johnson (Althea Tibbs), Lois Nettleton (Joanne St. John), David Hart (Officer Parker Williams), Geoffrey Thorne (Officer Wilson Sweet), Hugh O'Connor (Cpl. Lonnie Jamison)

Guest Star: Ed Ames (Sheriff Ed Thompson)

Co-Starring: Shelley Robertson (Jenny Gray), Tonea Stewart (Mrs. Gray), Daryl Wilcher (Eric Gray), Ernest Dixon (The Minister), Jeff Lewis (Deputy #1), James Mayberry (Booking Officer), Danny Fendley (Deputy #2), Charles Franzen (Desk Deputy)


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