In this two-part series, renowned British news correspondent Sir Trevor McDonald goes inside one of America’s most notorious maximum security prisons – Indiana State Prison – to interview 12 condemned men awaiting execution.
In Part I, McDonald meets Benjamin Ritchie, who faces the death penalty for killing a policeman. Ritchie talks about the moments before his capture and how he felt on hearing the sentence. John Stephenson, who assassinated three people on the orders of a criminal gang, talks about friendships on death row – and survival. Viewing time: 60 minutes.
for a video preview of Part I.
In Part II, Trevor McDonald conducts interviews with prisoners and prison officials. He learns about the superintendent’s complex relationship with the men on death row over whose executions he will preside. He comes face-to-face with death row inmate Fredrick Baer, convicted of the brutal murders of a mother and her young daughter. In a gripping interview, Baer talks about his life and his crime. Viewing time: 60 minutes.
for a video preview of Part II.
Total viewing time: 120 minutes. Closed-captioned. 2012.
Can purchase each part separately for $169.95. Purchase options for the series as a whole or for each video in the series: DVD, 3-year Streaming, or DVD and 3-year Streaming; please see the Product Options box above when ordering.