How does witness protection work?

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How does it work:

When the government needs someone to testify against a criminal they want put in jail, but that criminal has access to enough resources to possibly kill that person; the government has a system to basically make that person disappear. It takes weeks, sometimes longer; and basically involves giving the person an entirely new identity from scratch – they get a new name, get moved somewhere far away (often small cities – small towns mean people ask questions; large cities mean there’s too much of a chance of being recognized), and have some amount of resources spent on checking in on them periodically.

Basically, that person has to periodically check in; has to be available to show up for the trial (and then disappear again); and has to confirm any movements (including vacations) with the government. They get enough money to get them started in their new life; and are given protection from whoever they testified against and their organization.

How does it stay working:

It makes use of a lot of the same tools as spies do. As far as I’m aware, there’s no public information on it – even less so than even spy agencies, which often have a few publicly known headquarters or other office buildings. Basically, unless you need to know (“Need to know” is a government term with a specific meaning – even congresspeople or the president in the US don’t get to know these things unless they’re specifically doing something that requires them knowing it), you don’t get to know the details.

[This video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y0fp38ON14) has a bit more information on it; and is the main reason I can answer as much as I can about this.

Anonymous 0 Comments

How does it work:

When the government needs someone to testify against a criminal they want put in jail, but that criminal has access to enough resources to possibly kill that person; the government has a system to basically make that person disappear. It takes weeks, sometimes longer; and basically involves giving the person an entirely new identity from scratch – they get a new name, get moved somewhere far away (often small cities – small towns mean people ask questions; large cities mean there’s too much of a chance of being recognized), and have some amount of resources spent on checking in on them periodically.

Basically, that person has to periodically check in; has to be available to show up for the trial (and then disappear again); and has to confirm any movements (including vacations) with the government. They get enough money to get them started in their new life; and are given protection from whoever they testified against and their organization.

How does it stay working:

It makes use of a lot of the same tools as spies do. As far as I’m aware, there’s no public information on it – even less so than even spy agencies, which often have a few publicly known headquarters or other office buildings. Basically, unless you need to know (“Need to know” is a government term with a specific meaning – even congresspeople or the president in the US don’t get to know these things unless they’re specifically doing something that requires them knowing it), you don’t get to know the details.

[This video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y0fp38ON14) has a bit more information on it; and is the main reason I can answer as much as I can about this.

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Basically, if you’ve got good enough information about a criminal of high enough status and risk, they may offer you protection in exchange for your information.

If you’re deemed to be at risk of being killed, they’ll give you a new identity, build a new life for you and send you out. They’ve got really strict rules about what you can and can’t do, and if you agree and follow them, and make it through boot camp, you’re guaranteed to survive as long as you’re in the program. They have a hundred percent success rate. If you voluntarily choose to leave, you can, but it’s on you then, they don’t do anything at all for you.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Basically, if you’ve got good enough information about a criminal of high enough status and risk, they may offer you protection in exchange for your information.

If you’re deemed to be at risk of being killed, they’ll give you a new identity, build a new life for you and send you out. They’ve got really strict rules about what you can and can’t do, and if you agree and follow them, and make it through boot camp, you’re guaranteed to survive as long as you’re in the program. They have a hundred percent success rate. If you voluntarily choose to leave, you can, but it’s on you then, they don’t do anything at all for you.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Basically, if you’ve got good enough information about a criminal of high enough status and risk, they may offer you protection in exchange for your information.

If you’re deemed to be at risk of being killed, they’ll give you a new identity, build a new life for you and send you out. They’ve got really strict rules about what you can and can’t do, and if you agree and follow them, and make it through boot camp, you’re guaranteed to survive as long as you’re in the program. They have a hundred percent success rate. If you voluntarily choose to leave, you can, but it’s on you then, they don’t do anything at all for you.

Anonymous 0 Comments

How does it work:

When the government needs someone to testify against a criminal they want put in jail, but that criminal has access to enough resources to possibly kill that person; the government has a system to basically make that person disappear. It takes weeks, sometimes longer; and basically involves giving the person an entirely new identity from scratch – they get a new name, get moved somewhere far away (often small cities – small towns mean people ask questions; large cities mean there’s too much of a chance of being recognized), and have some amount of resources spent on checking in on them periodically.

Basically, that person has to periodically check in; has to be available to show up for the trial (and then disappear again); and has to confirm any movements (including vacations) with the government. They get enough money to get them started in their new life; and are given protection from whoever they testified against and their organization.

How does it stay working:

It makes use of a lot of the same tools as spies do. As far as I’m aware, there’s no public information on it – even less so than even spy agencies, which often have a few publicly known headquarters or other office buildings. Basically, unless you need to know (“Need to know” is a government term with a specific meaning – even congresspeople or the president in the US don’t get to know these things unless they’re specifically doing something that requires them knowing it), you don’t get to know the details.

[This video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y0fp38ON14) has a bit more information on it; and is the main reason I can answer as much as I can about this.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Other answers were good but what was left out.

You can never see family or friends again, cut all contact with anyone you’ve ever met.

There gonna get you a shitty job you don’t need a degree for ( college degrees won’t count, new name remember?)

Previous experience won’t count. No references, new name.

No Facebook, dating apps or pictures of yourself online whatsoever.

I’m sure there’s much more but it sounds really awful and not worth it.