Investigation Discovery’s DALLAS DNA Profiles the Headline-Making Dallas County Conviction Integrity Unit As It Seeks Justice Through Post-Conviction DNA Testing
- Investigation Discovery Given Exclusive Access to CIU as It Opens Cold Cases and Exonerates Innocent Men, Sometimes After Decades Behind Bars -
Investigation Discovery’s cameras were granted exclusive and unprecedented access to the groundbreaking work of the CIU from the DA’s office and the court system to the prisoners and their families. The gripping new series chronicles a wide variety of exonerations including: the case of
Traditionally, defense lawyers and organizations like the Innocence Project lead the re-examination of these types of cases, which makes District Attorney Watkins’ CIU so revolutionary. For some of the petitioned cases, the CIU reviews all available evidence, which can also include conducting new interviews with witnesses and testing DNA evidence using methods that were not available at the time of the original conviction. DALLAS DNA follows the dedicated staff of the CIU as they unravel the mysteries of each case, ultimately confirming guilt or watching as an exonerated prisoner takes his first steps as a free man. When new DNA evidence is made available to investigators, it can also provide a shocking resolution to some cases — forensic proof of the actual perpetrator.
DALLAS DNA viewers witness powerful personal moments, such as when an exoneree meets his son for the first time or enjoys a simple pleasure like taking a leisurely morning stroll after decades behind bars. These men also need to assimilate back into society, reconnect with families and rebuild all aspects of their lives. These new challenges present a difficult transition, but one that each man has dreamed about for years.
DALLAS DNA was produced for Investigation Discovery by Touch Productions with
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