A report on the Central Park Jogger case and the overturning of the convictions of the five men initially charged with the crime following a 2002 confession by Matias Reyes that he was the lone rapist.
A look at correction officers includes comments from a former guard who reported infractions by his colleagues and a warden who stresses punishment in treating inmates. Also: scenes of searching for drugs and an officer's funeral.
An examination of the 1993 “Long Island Railroad Massacre,” in which six commuters were killed and 19 wounded by gunman Colin Ferguson, who was convicted of six counts of murder. Included: talks with eyewitnesses, jurors and police officers.
Eamining the 1979 murder of Elaine Tyree, an Army soldier whose husband---also a soldier---is serving a life sentence for allegedly hiring a man to kill her. Included: a look at alternative suspects; and comments from those involved in the case.
The case of Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek, the former Milwaukee police officer whose conviction for the murder of her ex-husband's first wife was overturned in 1992. Bembenek escaped from prison in 1990, but was caught and retried.
The history of the FBI's “10 Most Wanted” list and criminals who have been apprehended after making the list. Also: how criminal profiles have changed over the years. Interviewed: author Michael Newton, FBI agents and other law-enforcement officials.
Featured: the case of Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute sentenced to death for a series of Florida highway murders. Included: the police investigation; Wuornos's first trial; videotape of her confession and trial testimony.
Law-enforcement efforts to halt gang-related crimes. The hour focuses on Daryl Whiting, former leader of Boston's "New York Boys," who's now serving a life sentence for drug offenses; and the Iowa gang the Vice Lords, three of whose members were convicted in 1994 of killing a teenage girl.
Cases of vigilante justice in the U.S., including the 1984 Bernhard Goetz subway shooting in New York City; the 1984 murder of an alleged child molester; and the 1987 torching of a Detroit crack house.
A profile of Erin Brockovich, whose involvement in the landmark legal battle with the Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation was the basis of the film starring Julia Roberts. Included: interviews with Brockovich, lawyer Ed Masry and plaintiffs in the case.
The story of convicted killer Henry Lee Lucas, who fooled dozens of law-enforcement officials in the 1980s by "confessing" to hundreds of murders across the U.S. Included: a prison interview with Lucas.
An examination of the Night Stalker murders that haunted Southern California during the summer of 1985, in which Richard Ramirez killed 13 persons. He was subsequently sentenced to death for the crimes.