What goes through the mind of a killer when they commit murder?
What motivates someone to take a life? How do murderers remember their lives and crimes? With unprecedented access to high-security prisons all around the country, the creators of Netflix's I Am a Killer set out to get answers to these questions—by talking to the killers themselves.
Most of the killers will die in prison, but each one speaks openly about their pasts and their crimes. Additional interviews—with the families of both perpetrators and victims and the law enforcement officials who worked the cases—reveal the constellations of factors that lead to violent crimes. Each profile features exclusive photographs, documents, and commentary from the documentary producers to give a detailed and balanced account of the crime, leaving it up to readers to decide what was right.