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Never Sentenced, Never Released
Across the country, hundreds of people are in prison even though they weren’t convicted of the alleged acts that landed them there. Sometimes, they’re held for decades. Today, the story of one such man.
The Boy in the Caravan
A 15-year-old from El Salvador waits for his chance to cross the US border and ask for asylum. He’s trying to reach his mother on the other side.
Struggling For Breath In Coal Country
In Appalachia, more than 2,000 coal miners are suffering from advanced black lung disease, caused by toxic dust in the mines. Reporter Howard Berkes spoke with dozens of miners with varying stages of the disease about how it has irrevocably changed their lives.
UPDATE: Living With Murder
In December 2017, after serving 30 years of his life sentence, Kempis Songster left Graterford Prison on lifetime parole. In this update to the Living with Murder series, we learn where he is one year later.
Muzamil’s Day
In this special episode for kids, FRONTLINE follows a day in the life of Muzamil, a 12-year-old Somali boy growing up in Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Camp.
The Weight of Dust
Scott Gaines was a first responder on 9/11. When he retired a couple months later, he thought he’d escaped the aftermath unscathed.
I Don’t Want To Shoot You, Brother
A young black man was dead. A young white cop was quickly fired. This is a shocking story about police and the use of lethal force, but not the one you might expect.
Living With Murder: Part Two
We continue to follow the story of Kempis Songster and the Supreme Court rulings that found his sentence, and thousands of others, to be unconstitutional.
Living With Murder: Part One
At 15, after committing a brutal murder, Kempis Songster is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. But now, decades later, he has a chance to be free.
A Life Sentence
The story of a violent crime committed by a juvenile lifer whose second chance went horribly wrong.
Notes From An Invisible War
FRONTLINE filmmaker Martin Smith witnesses chaos and suffering on a rare trip to Yemen – a closer look inside a largely invisible war.
The Housing Fix
Millions of Americans can’t afford rent and only a quarter of those who need government help get it. What happens to everybody else?
Boom Town
There used to be one or two earthquakes a year in Cushing, Oklahoma. Now the town shakes hundreds of times each year. FRONTLINE investigates why.
Child Marriage in America
200,000 children were married in the U.S. between 2000 and 2015. This is the story of one teen who marries her 24-year-old boyfriend after he is accused of statutory rape.

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