Susan Sarandon Lends Some Activist Assistance to ID’s Timely Death Row Probe ‘Killing Richard Glossip’

Killing Richard Glossip - Susan Sarandon
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Director Joe Berlinger and Susan Sarandon

After 20 years and three stays of execution, inmate Richard Glossip still denies committing the 1997 murder he’s set to die for. And his ultimate fate remains in question, with the state of Oklahoma in delay mode thanks to a probe into the approved use of lethal-injection drugs that began with Glossip’s most recent stay in 2015.

The two-part special Killing Richard Glossip digs into the controversial case and provides evidence for his innocence. Actress and activist Susan Sarandon (above, with director Joe Berlinger), a supporter of Glossip who appears in the documentary, says much can be learned from the case and the errors in it. “So many people [in jail] have evidence that authorities refuse to consider because it shows [the authorities] made a mistake,” she says. “This case has become a good teaching tool for those who are uninformed about how these things happen.”

Killing Richard Glossip, Docuseries Premiere Monday, April 17, and Tuesday, April 18, 9/8c, Investigation Discovery