Intensive Supervision

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Elwood Scales III

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An inner-city probation officer desperately tries to make a difference in a system filled with daily hostility and legal turmoil.



Short Summary

Army veteran Mark Norris embarks on a career as a Maryland probation officer. Each workday soon becomes a challenge trying to keep the most problematic offenders on the straight and narrow.

As time progresses his home life starts to suffer and he is mysteriously confronted by an unscrupulous superior about a serious past mistake that could jeopardize his career. He is determined not to let the system get the best of him.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse,Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Mark Norris

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Honorable,Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Ron Mitchell

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Leader,Narcisstic,Outspoken,Power Hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: Bill Friedman

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring,Naive,Selfless,Modest

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

Intensive Supervision is an exceptional and unique drama because there are no current films or television series which depict the life experiences of a probation/parole officer. Mark Norris passionately pursues each day trying to keep offenders on the straight and narrow despite having to face challenges and opposition from the system itself. Intensive Supervision will take you into the intense and complex world of probation and parole, up close and personal.

About The Author

I am a seasoned actor and screenwriter with years of experience in film and television, my personal experience as a probation/parole officer provides an intimate and accurate portrayal of the story. My screenplay, Free Ride was optioned and sold (

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

criminal justice

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Elwood Scales III

Year Published: 2021

Hard Copy Available



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