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John Doyle, The Globe and Mail

"A strange and terrifying story of justice gone awry … The program, made by multi-Emmy-winner Ofra Bikel, explains with devastating clarity what happened. Nobody -- not a jury, a judge nor most ordinary people -- believes that someone will actually confess to a crime if they are innocent. Yet we see how easy it is ..."

Kevin McDonough, South Coast Today

"In a painstakingly detailed report, "Frontline" shows how each man was pressured into confession by means of techniques including sleep deprivation, physical intimidation and the threat of execution. … Former police officers and experts appear here to show how they can use tactics not all that far from torture to make anybody admit to anything just to stop the agonizing process."

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posted november 9, 2010

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