Here are five of the most interesting facts that I learned from this conversation:
1. The Witness Protection Program started in 1871 and was known as the Ku Klux Klan Act. This was started as a way to actively combat attacks upon African Americans.
2. The majority of families that are entered into the Witness Protection Program are dangerous criminals who have ratted out other criminals. They enter the Witness Protection Program as protection from revenge.
3. When families enter the Witness Protection Program they are only given enough money to support their basic needs until they find a job to support them. The goal for families that enter this program is to blend in and stay out of the spotlight.
4. No one can be forced to enter the Witness Protection Program. Participants in the program can return to their previous life at any time (still with the risk of being killed).
5. The U.S. Marshalls are in charge of the Witness Protection Program.