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Last updated April 10, 2021

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Serving Life

2011 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Filmed in a notorious Louisiana prison, this moving documentary chronicles the work of some inmates who find a sense of redemption for their past crimes by volunteering in the jail's hospice, offering compassion to other prisoners as they die.
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26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story

2012 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

A promising young boxer from a troubled family, Dewey Bozella was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1983 and spent more than 26 years in Sing Sing prison. This inspirational film follows his quest to fight one professional fight as a free man.
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Ken Burns: Prohibition

2011 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Ken Burns's fascinating multipart documentary examines the history of alcohol in America, including the events leading up to the passage of the 18th Amendment, the social and legal effects of prohibiting alcohol, and the repeal of Prohibition.
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Ken Burns: Prohibition

2011 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Ken Burns's fascinating multipart documentary examines the history of alcohol in America, including the events leading up to the passage of the 18th Amendment, the social and legal effects of prohibiting alcohol, and the repeal of Prohibition.
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Lockdown

2006 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

This gritty reality show from National Geographic scrutinizes the daily operations of some of the most notorious prisons in America, profiling the wardens who run them, the guards who maintain order and the inmates who fill them to overflowing. Inmates and prison personnel from Alaska to Arizona face challenges from drugs and gangs, which rule the penal system despite efforts to eradicate them with high-tech devices and old-fashioned education.
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Lockdown: Season 2

2008 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Get a behind-the-bars look at daily life in some of the country's most notorious correctional facilities. The second season of this National Geographic series features an Illinois prison where nearly every inmate has been convicted of murder or rape. The show also spotlights sex offenders, follows a Special Response Team combating gang activity at an Ohio jail, and visits a facility where young offenders get a second chance.
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Solved

2008 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

This Investigation Discovery series shines a light on high-profile homicide cases through the first-person accounts of detectives and FBI agents. Forensics experts assist law enforcement personnel by zeroing in on the evidence.
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Solved: Season 2

2009 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Bizarre true stories of brutal murder baffle investigators in this crime documentary series, from a churchgoing love triangle to a staged carjacking. As detectives sift through the evidence, the motives and suspects they uncover can be surprising.
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Lockdown: Season 1

2006 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Venture inside the country's most dangerous prisons, where inmates and guards discuss everyday life behind bars. Season 1 of this National Geographic series features California's infamous Pelican Bay and a supermax facility in Minnesota. The show also visits a correctional institution for dangerous female inmates, examines why jailhouse gangs are so hard to control, and spotlights a college education program run by prisoners.
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Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda: Season 1

2011 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

In each episode of this televised documentary series, Lt. Joe Kenda -- whose team has solved more than 90% of their homicide investigations -- revisits a case and walks through the process of how he solved it.
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Solved: Season 3

2010 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

The third season of this documentary-style series features true stories of ruthless killers in complex storylines. In each installment, a case unfolds through first-person accounts from America's elite law enforcement officers.
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Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

2011 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Murder changes everything for those left behind, but what about the investigator? Lt. Joe Kenda, a 23-year veteran of the Colorado Springs Police Department reveals the vivid memories of the most disturbing murders that still haunt him to this day.
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Solved: Extreme Forensics

2010 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

In Solved: Extreme Forensics you'll see how new, never-before seen forensic techniques are used to solve cases that would otherwise remain unsolved. In every detective's career, one case stands out as unforgettable.
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Solved: Extreme Forensics: Season 2

2010 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Everyone is a suspect. With compelling cases and bizarre crime scenes, only the sharpest minds - and cutting-edge science - can solve these shocking puzzlers. Witness new, never-before seen forensic techniques that will blow you away.
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Cold Blood: Season 3

2010 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Go behind the scenes of brutal murders with mind-blowing twists. Find out how a dentist from a sleepy town ended up lying in a pool of blood, who is behind a series of murders in a college town, and more.
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The Shift

2008 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Like every other big city, Indianapolis has its share of murders. Unlike other cities, Inianapolis has an all-star squad of homicide detectives solving them. Follow this team as they put their lives on the line to catch a criminal.
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Cold Blood: Season 5

2012 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Combining the thrill of a mystery with the experience of true crime drama, Cold Blood 2 presents competing versions of what may have happened and reenacts events from different perspectives as new evidence comes to light.
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Disappeared: Season 2

2010 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

A high school student, a chief financial officer, a single mom -- these are but of few of the vanished whose disappearance this series investigates. As family and friends wring their hands, experts try to pick up the trail of lost loved ones.
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Deadly Women: Season 5

2011 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Deadly Women investigates the motives and modus operandi of female murderers. While males are often driven by anger, impulse and destruction, women usually have more complex, long-term reasons to kill.
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Stalked: Someone's Watching

2011 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

This documentary series follows the harrowing, emotional stories of stalking victims and examines the twisted psychology of the people who relentlessly pursue them. A criminal psychologist provides insight into the obsessive behavior.
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Deadly Women: Season 4

2010 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

The path towards revenge and greed can sometimes lead to murder. When these women were crossed or needed cash, they didn't take it lying down. They'd do anything to satisfy their need and murder was their answer.
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Forensics: You Decide: Season 1

2009 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Delve deep into the forensics of criminal cases where two sets of experts must battle it out to find the truth. In the end, the jury gives its verdict: guilty or innocent. Which interpretation of the evidence do you believe? You decide.
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The Shift: Season 2

2009 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

The second season of this absorbing reality show follows the hardworking homicide detectives of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department as they work to identify and arrest the perpetrators of deadly crimes in their city. Focusing on the selfless teamwork, grueling hours and downright toil necessary to bring criminals to justice, this series reveals the human side of effective police procedural work.
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Disappeared: Season 1

2010 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Determine whether a missing person has vanished voluntarily -- or become a victim of foul play -- in these gripping real-life cases. Experts examine evidence leading up to the disappearance, revealing sometimes tragic, sometimes uplifting outcomes.
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Deadly Women: Season 2

2008 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

In a compelling six-episode series, Deadly Women investigates the motives and modus operandi of female murderers. While males are often driven by anger, impulse and destruction, women usually have more complex, long-term reasons to kill.
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