2018 / Madeleine Baran / Samara Freemark / Natalie Jablonski / Rehman Tungekar / Parker Yesko / Will Craft / Catherine Winter / APM Reports, USA
In the Dark is the story of a white prosecutor in a small Mississippi town who has tried a Black man six times for the same crime, a quadruple homicide. Curtis Flowers has maintained his innocence through 23 years of incarceration. In the Dark’s team of reporters and producers spent more than a year investigating the case. Their reporting uncovered prosecutorial misconduct, false confessions, an alternate suspect, and a pattern of racial bias in the prosecutor’s jury selection. In the Dark’s findings were cited in briefs filed with the US Supreme Court as part of Flowers’ appeal. In the summer of 2019, the Court overturned Flowers’ conviction.
You can hear Episode 1: "July 16, 1996" here on the Third Coast website. Click here to listen to the rest of the series.
In The Dark: Season Two was produced by lead reporter and host Madeleine Baran, senior producer Samara Freemark, producers Natalie Jablonski and Rehman Tungekar, reporters Parker Yesko and Will Craft, and edited by Catherine Winter for APM Reports.