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.
Imagine you're in lock
down, not just imprisoned, but confined to a space not much bigger than your
bathroom for 23 hours a day.
Is it cruel and unusual? Is it torture? Who ends up in isolation and why? And what is the mental and emotional impact? Those are just some of the questions we'll look at in this important edition of "Due Process."
In the opening mini-doc, Sandy and Producer Tania Bentley bring us face to face with men who've been held in New Jersey's solitary units - from months to decades - and with corrections officials who insist that solitary in New Jersey no longer exists.
In the studio: Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture; former New York City Corrections Commissioner Martin Horn, and Senior Officer Lance Lopez, president of the state corrections union.