Nearly everyone has heard of the Witness Protection Program (it's the setting for about a dozen classic movies!) but very few people actually understand it. What happens once you join? How do you get assigned a new identity? Can you ever return to your old existence?
You've Heard Of The Witness Protection Program, But How Does It Actually Work?
What Really Happens When Someone Enters the Witness Protection Program?
It's not a program anyone would be eager join, trust us.
Key Facts In This Video
The Witness Protection Program (WITSEC) has successfully protected more than 18,000 people since it began in 1971. 00:19
Families relocated by the Witness Protection Program are given stipends for housing and other expenses until the adults have found the means of supporting themselves. 01:47
Legally sealed name changes, new social security numbers and cards, new birth certificates, and new drivers licenses are all routinely issued for people in the Witness Protection Program. 03:16
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