Due Process, winner of 25 New York and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, is a unique production of Rutgers School of Law-Newark and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
The critically acclaimed weekly series on law and justice, launched in 1996 at New Jersey Network is in its 19th Season with the same cutting edge coverage that has marked its long tenure.
Social and Criminal Justice, Urban Issues, Civil Rights, National Security, Government and Politics, Race and Class, Public Policy - those are the elements of the Due Process beat.
Co-hosts for Due Process are Criminal Defense and Human Rights Attorney Raymond Brown and award-winning journalist Sandra King. Sandy also writes, reports and produces Due Process along with Co-Producer Tania Bentley.
I first met Kevin Paulk 16 years ago in Trenton State Prison, where he'd been imprisoned under New Jersey's Three Strikes Law. He's still there, and is likely to remain for the rest of his life - for three holdups with a toy gun.
On this edition of Due Process, I return to Trenton and find Paulk still hoping someone will realize his sentence is more severe than that drawn by most convicted murderers.
The Three Strikes Law: an effective deterrent, or a draconian tough-on-crime mistake?
Please join me for our chilling conversation inside a maximum security lockup - and a spirited studio debate between Public Defender Jennifer Sellitti and former Morris County Prosecutor Bob Bianchi.
Yours in justice,