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Life and Death Row

What is life actually like for those living on death row? This acclaimed true crime documentary series tells the story of capital punishment through the eyes of people whose lives are shaped by it. With unprecedented access inside prison walls, the plight of prisoners is revealed, as well as hearing from victims of crime and the families of those prisoners facing their final hours.
20183 episodes
18+
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Episodes

  1. S2 E1 - Daniel Lopez
    February 17, 2018
    51min
    TV-MA
    In March 2009, Daniel Lopez was involved in a dramatic car chase that killed a police officer. Daniel was given the death penalty. Unusually for a death row prisoner, he is resisting all appeals to block his execution. His state-appointed attorneys argue that their client is using the justice system as a form of suicide. His family are also pleading with him to fight and stay alive for them.
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  2. S2 E2 - Shawn Ford Jr
    February 17, 2018
    52min
    18+
    In April 2013, 18-year-old Shawn Ford Jr was charged with killing his girlfriend's parents with a sledgehammer. Now he is on trial for his life and a jury of 12 ordinary people must decide whether he should live or die. This gripping true crime documentary follows the court case from the inside, as both the victims’ family and the defendant struggle to come to terms with such a horrific crime.
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  3. S2 E3 - Myers & Mosley
    February 17, 2018
    52min
    TV-MA
    In January 2014, 18-year-old Justin Back was brutally murdered in his own home. Two of his friends, Austin Myers and Timothy Mosley, are arrested and charged. But both give very different versions of events, begging the question, who is telling the truth? With prosecutors seeking the death penalty for the crime, what will each one do to save themselves from the ultimate punishment?
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English
Subtitles
English [CC]
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