Due Process, winner of 22 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 18th 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 Associate Producer Tania Ivanova.
You may not have committed a major crime, maybe not a
crime at all. It could be a ticket unpaid, a child support payment unmade, but
it's enough to trigger a warrant for arrest - and that puts you on the wrong
side of the law.
Tens of thousands in New Jersey can't get a license or a job, because warrants show up on a background check. They are always looking over their shoulders, knowing any contact with police could see them arrested or jailed.
But five times in recent years, the state has created a rare opportunity to clear a record and put a life back on track. It's called Fugitive Safe Surrender and when it came to Jersey City, Due Process was there for an inside look at a unique opportunity for thousands to come out of the shadows.
Back in the studio, we go deeper with Rev. William Howard of Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, with Lori Scott-Pickens of the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, and with Assistant Attorney General Wanda Moore.