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Tommy Zeigler has been on death row for 42 years and for more than half that time, he’s been trying to convince the state of Florida to allow for DNA tests that might help exonerate him. But the state continually refuses. About 20 other men are in a similar situation, imprisoned in Florida since the 1970s or ’80s and arguing that it’s inherently unfair to deny them access to 21st century science. Leonora LaPeter Anton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, and photographer Cherie Diez have followed the case for years. In 2018, they traveled around Florida and into Georgia to interview dozens of people, some involved in the police work or prosecution, others who believe in Zeigler’s innocence. 

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Tommy Zeigler has been on death row for 42 years and for more than half that time, he’s been trying to convince the state of Florida to allow for DNA tests that might help exonerate him. But the state continually refuses. About 20 other men are in a similar situation, imprisoned in Florida since the 1970s or ’80s and arguing that it’s inherently unfair to deny them access to 21st century science. Leonora LaPeter Anton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, and photographer Cherie Diez have followed the case for years. In 2018, they traveled around Florida and into Georgia to interview dozens of people, some involved in the police work or prosecution, others who believe in Zeigler’s innocence. 

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

JCBinkley ,

Great podcast!

I’m really enjoying this podcast! I know others have mentioned having a hard time listening to her voice but she is totally understandable & this podcast is very compelling!

Jubilee5750 ,

Very engaging podcast

I really enjoyed this podcast. I have no issues with the narrator’s diction, inflection, reading skill, or vocabulary. And speaking of vocabulary, a note to HooverPF: I believe that the word you were looking for in your “sticky candy” comment was “hampering”, not “harboring”. And, I don’t hear any sticky candy effect. I think ot’s a compelling story and the execution and editing is commendable.

Etig94 ,

Narrator stinks.

Cringe worthy narration. Had to stop listening because the way she speaks sounds like she’s drunk.

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