The Witness Protection Program is often a source of content for films and is often used as imagery for when someone wants to escape for a while. In reality, very little is known about this secretive program which is exactly why it's so successful. Witness protection "provides 24-hour protection to all witnesses while they are in a high-threat environment; witnesses receive financial assistance for housing and subsistence for basic living expenses and medical care; the program also provides for job training and employment assistance," according to an article in CNN.
Often times the people in the program were witnesses who eventually testified against very dangerous individuals.The article also states that it's common for those in the Witness Protection Program to not be "upstanding members of society." For example, while the "businessmen" in the program may have had legitimate jobs, perhaps they were bribing others.
Going into the program is completley voluntary, but should you choose to go, you often don't have much choice where you'll end up. The government asks where your family is located and where you've always wanted to go. Whatever you answer usually means you won't be going there. Those are places your enemy would think to look so therefore, it isn't safe.
For people who have taken or are taking an online private investigator course, you know having someone in this program makes them nearly impossible to track down. This being said, do you think this program is beneficial or does it make a private investigator's job harder?
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