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 21st 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.
They were nine innocent black teens, accused by 2 white women. Convicted of gang rape and sentenced to death, imprisoned for long years in a case that made headlines around the world. Their case triggered 2 high court decisions, and became a symbol of southern injustice.
The Scottsboro Boys: all dead, now pardoned - more than 8 decades too late - and the focus of this edition of "Due Process."
Helping us understand the Scottsboro tragedy - and how far we have - or have not - come since: Rutgers Law Professor Taja-Nia Henderson, an expert on race and incarceration, and Rutgers-Newark Historian James Goodman, author of the seminal work, "Stories of Scottsboro," a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.