- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: 2002
As his date with death approaches, a convicted killer and his attorney race to win a reprieve.
- The landmark series exposing the inner workings of the criminal justice system.
- Hosted by veteran reporter Bill Kurtis.
- Get a behind-the-scenes look at the frantic attempts to stay an execution.
Most men don't know when or how they will die. Darnell Williams does. It's June 2004 and in one month, he will be strapped to a gurney at Indiana State Prison and administered a lethal injection--unless his lawyer can save him. COUNTDOWN TO AN EXECUTION offers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at defense attorney Juliet Yackel's quest to keep her client from being killed. But to win an eleventh-hour clemency, she'll first have to convince a state parole board to vote in her client's favor, something the board has never done for a death row inmate.
Through detailed analysis of the evidence and intimate interviews with those closest to the case, AMERICAN JUSTICE® chronicles Williams' ordeal from the crime to the increasingly frantic appeals. Even after assembling an unprecedented coalition of supporters, including some of the jurors who originally convicted him, his fate remains unclear.