Official podcast of the California Innocence Project
Episode 13 - Rodney Gupton: A Bad ID And A Lie Lead To A Wrongful Conviction
Rodney Gupton was convicted of shooting at a car based on the eye witness testimony of a 17 year old girl. Years later, the 17 year old witness, now a social worker in her mid thirties, came forward and admitted that she lied based on pressure from her high school boyfriend.
Episode 12 - JoAnn Parks: How False Arson Evidence Put A Mother Behind Bars
A tragic house fire where three children died, coupled with bad arson science led to the wrongful conviction of their mother. She has spent more than a quarter-century in prison for a crime she did not commit.
Episode 11 - Horace Roberts: How An Affair Turned Into A False Murder Conviction
Horace Roberts was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1999. New DNA testing suggests the true perpetrator is still at large. Horace remains incarcerated.
Episode 10 - Compensation Laws: The Fight To Compensate Those Wrongfully Incarcerated
On paper, California's compensation law is great. Practically speaking, however, each one of these cases is a battle, and very few exonerees get compensated.
Episode 9 - Brian Banks: The Story Of A Lie, A Plea Bargain, And An Innocent Man Going To Prison
Brian Banks was one of the best high school football plays in the country when he was falsely accused of rape by one of his classmates. Years later, after Brian had already served six years in prison for a crime he did not commit, his accuser came forward and admitted that she lied.
Episode 8 - Seeking Clemency: Why We Walked 712 Miles
The governor of every state has the power to grant clemency and free any inmate within the state prison system. In 2013, 3 lawyers from the California Innocence Project walked 712 miles (from San Diego to Sacramento) to deliver clemency petitions on behalf of 12 of their innocent clients to Governor Jerry Brown.
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