19 episodes

Prison Counts is a true crime podcast created, co-hosted, and produced by exoneree Ryan Ferguson who spent 10 years in maximum security prison for a crime he did not commit. Along with co-host David Dowling, their goal is not only to entertain with stories of what it's truly like to live life in prison but to give a voice to the voiceless while also shedding a light on how our criminal justice system actually operates. No where else can you find interviews from prisoners, investigators, wardens, lawyers, and cops all in one place. Welcome to your all access behind the scenes of criminal justice in America like you've never seen before!

Prison Counts Ryan Ferguson & Dave Dowling

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 424 Ratings

Prison Counts is a true crime podcast created, co-hosted, and produced by exoneree Ryan Ferguson who spent 10 years in maximum security prison for a crime he did not commit. Along with co-host David Dowling, their goal is not only to entertain with stories of what it's truly like to live life in prison but to give a voice to the voiceless while also shedding a light on how our criminal justice system actually operates. No where else can you find interviews from prisoners, investigators, wardens, lawyers, and cops all in one place. Welcome to your all access behind the scenes of criminal justice in America like you've never seen before!

    Season 1: Amazing Race Champion and Former Prosecutor.. Brooke Camhi!

    Season 1: Amazing Race Champion and Former Prosecutor.. Brooke Camhi!

    This incredible episode of Prison Counts Podcast is a twofer! We get to speak to Amazing Race champion and former prosecutor Brook Camhi about what it's like to win the amazing race and more importantly, she takes us behind the scenes of what it's like to be a prosecutor in America. Boy have I got some questions! 

    • 54 min
    Season 1: Russ Faria of the Famous Pam Hupp Case!

    Season 1: Russ Faria of the Famous Pam Hupp Case!

    This episode is bonkers! We have Russ Faria fresh off a brand new Dateline episode and a NBC mini-series about the case he was wrongfully convicted of. Check out his book Bone Deep, the mini-series "The Thing About Pam", and the most recent Dateline episode "The Real Thing About Pam". Can't wait to hear your thoughts about this one!

    • 40 min
    Season 1: Important Senate Bill & A Bill Ferguson Project

    Season 1: Important Senate Bill & A Bill Ferguson Project

    In this insightful and episode of Prison Counts Podcast we discuss Senate bill 1201, (call a Missouri State Senator to support), which would grant innocent people a fair chance to appeal their convictions. Very important! We also have Bill Ferguson back on to discuss a video and petition he's releasing to the public which will expose more in the Heitholt case and hopefully get the Columbia Police Department to to do the one thing any rookie investigator would have done, yet twenty years later they still have not, and that's investigate the last person to see the victim alive. Do you think Michael Boyd committed this crime? If so call the Columbia Police department and demand them to do their jobs! 

    • 35 min
    Season 1: Mail Call Pt.2 - Answering More Listener Questions!

    Season 1: Mail Call Pt.2 - Answering More Listener Questions!

    This weeks episode follows up on the fun we had last week of answering listener questions about ourselves and prison. Thanks again to everyone for the great questions. We know we didn't get to them all but will answer more in upcoming episodes. 

    • 43 min
    Season 1: Mail Call! We Answer Your Questions About Prison! Part 1 of 2

    Season 1: Mail Call! We Answer Your Questions About Prison! Part 1 of 2

    In todays episode, Ryan and Dave answer any and all questions about prison pertaining to the first 15 episodes of Prison Counts Podcast! A big thanks to all of our listeners an all of the amazing responses. So many in fact that we couldn't answer everything in one episode! Join us agin in the following weeks as we wrap up answering all of these great inquiries!

    • 46 min
    Season 1: Going Back Into Prison Part 3 of 3 - Talking to the Warden

    Season 1: Going Back Into Prison Part 3 of 3 - Talking to the Warden

    Today we do the undoable, we talk to a warden! 

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
424 Ratings

424 Ratings

Anjadoodle ,

STAND FOR COUNT

Every time I see the number 5:34 on the clock I remember seeing it on my clock every evening while standing in my cell waiting for the CO to walk by the door and add me to the count.

gummovision ,

Awesome!!!

This is a very insightful podcast on what incarceration and navigating the judicial system is like. Ryan and David tell it like it is. Episode 4 from season 1, Christmas in solitary, is truly intense and harrowing . Listen to this episode with Todd talking about his case and subsequent time in the “hole.” Great job guys!! I’m glad you guys are out , and doing this podcast.

Here For the Murder... ,

I’m addicted…

I love this podcast! These two personalities are a great balance. There’s humor, passion, insight, and education. I love the variety of guests. I highly recommend it.

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