Due Process, winner of 25 New York and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, is a unique production of Rutgers Law School and Rutgers University-Newark.
The critically acclaimed weekly series on law and justice, launched in 1996 at New Jersey Network is in its 20th year 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.
Hosting Due Process is award-winning journalist Sandra King. Sandy also writes, reports and produces Due Process along with Co-Producer Tania Bentley.
Arrested for a crime? Surely with good reason.
Convicted and jailed? Most certainly guilty.
At least, that's what most Americans once believed.
But the last 30 years have challenged those assumptions; forced us to acknowledge mistakes are made, innocent people imprisoned - and sometimes even freed - by the irrefutable evidence of DNA.The Innocence Project lists nearly 350 DNA exonerations. Among them: Rodney Roberts of Newark.
We tell Roberts' harrowing story, including his 10 years of forced post-prison civil commitment, then explore the need for meaningful reform with Rutgers Law Prof. Laura Cohen and John Jay Psychologist Dr. Matthew Johnson.