Trevor McDonald goes inside one of America's most notorious maximum security prisons - Indiana State - where he comes face-to-face with 12 condemned men awaiting execution. In the first of two episodes, Trevor meets Benjamin, who faces the death penalty for killing a policeman. Ritchie talks about the moments before his capture and how he felt on hearing the sentence. John, who assassinated three people on the orders of a criminal gang, talks about friendships on death row - and survival. Paul murdered his family, Trevor accompanies him on his daily visit to the prison hospital for his insulin shot. Among the wider prison population, the charismatic Ronald committed a double murder when he was just a boy. He was committed to Indiana State at the age of 15, sentenced to 170 years inside. And there is a visit to the prison's 1950s-style barber shop.
This film was first broadcast: 17 Jan 2013
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