"Series telling the story of capital punishment through the eyes of young people whose lives have been shaped by it. With unprecedented access inside prison walls, it discovers what it's like to live with the threat of the death chamber, as well as hearing from victims and their families, and the family of those on death row - some praying for execution, some hoping for a reprieve. Each episode focuses on a key aspect of the system - execution, trial and appeal."
EPISODE 1: Execution
"For two of the youngest men on death row in Texas, execution day has arrived. Victim Nikki Daniels reflects on her kidnapping ordeal by murderer Richard Cobb and battles with her conflicting desires to forgive him, while the mother of death row inmate Anthony Haynes fights to use the final 72 hours to halt her son's execution for the murder of a police officer."
EPISODE 2: Judgement
"The second film follows the trial of 26-year-old Guy Heinze Jr, with remarkable access to the jury members charged with reaching a verdict on allegations that Heinze beat his father and seven members of his family to death. As the trial progresses, there is legal manoeuvring while evidence about the brutal killings unfolds."
EPISODE 3: Crisis Stage
"The final film of the series follows young students from the Death Penalty Clinic at the University of Houston as they fight last-ditch appeals - known as 'crisis cases' - for two of the youngest killers facing execution in the US. Prison guard murderer Robert Pruett and drive-by killer Robert Garza have just weeks to live. The law students are their last hope as the clock ticks down to execution."