In the Dark’s Second Season Investigates Injustice and Race in a Murder Case

Saint Paul, Minn., April 16, 2018 –  On May 1, APM Reports will release Season Two of In the Dark, the Peabody Award-winning investigative podcast. This season digs into the case of one man who has been tried for the same crime six times, trapped in a terrifying loop within the criminal justice system.

Over 10 episodes, listeners will be brought to a small Mississippi town to learn about the case of Curtis Flowers, who’s on death row charged with killing four people in 1996. For more than a year, a team of APM Reports journalists talked with hundreds of people and read thousands of documents to understand how Flowers came to be tried multiple times for the same crime and why the local prosecutor is determined to have him executed.

In Season Two, APM Reports thoroughly investigates this extraordinary case. Three of the four people murdered were white. Months after the crime, despite having no witnesses, law enforcement arrested Flowers, a black man. What follows is a story of injustice and a racial divide. The reporters powerfully show what can happen within the criminal justice system when no one is watching. But most of all, it’s the story of one man’s fight for his life.

Season Two of In the Dark will deliver extraordinary investigative journalism and vivid story-telling along with the exceptional audio production audiences heard in the podcast’s Peabody Award-winning first season, which investigated a 27-year-old child abduction case in Minnesota. Like Season One, Season Two reveals a story that is not isolated to one person or place. As Season Two of In the Dark unfolds, so too will troubling evidence of failures within the justice system.

In the Dark’s episodes will be released weekly, beginning May 1 and ending June 26. The second episode also will be available May 1. View the Season Two trailer, available now on Apple Podcasts, to learn more. Listeners can receive these and other important updates by subscribing to the APM Reports email newsletter.

APM Reports, formed in November 2015, is a collection of investigative journalists and documentary producers, editors, data reporters, researchers and digital producers dedicated to producing high quality reporting on issues that are often hidden from public view. At the heart of every APM Reports investigation lies a critical question — about powerful institutions and people, injustice and accountability – that deserves an unflinching commitment to finding answers in the public’s best interest. APM will work with Westwood One Podcast Network to expand promotion and reach new audiences for In the Dark’s second season.

Visit apmreports.org for more.

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