Curtis Flowers was convicted and sentenced to death for the July 1996 murders of four people at a furniture store in Winona, Mississippi. For more than 20 years, Flowers maintained his innocence. He won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor tried the case again – six times in all – until the case was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The court reversed Flowers’ conviction June 21, ruling that the prosecutor used racial discrimination in the jury selection for Flowers’ most recent trial. Key findings from the APM Reports’ investigation were included in the case presented to the Supreme Court – and beginning July 27, the BBC will share this incredible investigation with listeners worldwide.
Over the course of each 17:30-minute episode of this 10-part adaptation from APM Reports’ award-winning podcast, In the Dark, Madeleine Baran investigates what the evidence reveals and asks why the U.S. justice system ignored the prosecutor’s record and kept Flowers on death row for so long.
Details and downloads for all 10 programs coming soon to the BBC Partners Site.
- Broadcast Times: Saturdays, 9:30 p.m. ET, with repeats Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET.
- Broadcast Window: Weekly, from Saturday, July 27 through Sunday, September 29. Each program is available for 30 days after the last episode airs, through Sunday, October 27, 2019.
- Length: 17:30 each, including News Bulletins, billboards and promos. Please check each program for details.
- Clock: In the Dark programs will follow the BBC World Service clock.
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