54 episodes

From the producers of Up and Vanished, Sworn pulls back the curtain on the criminal justice system, exposing the untold stories and hard truths behind major cases. Host Philip Holloway, a defense attorney and former prosecutor with a background in law enforcement, not only digs into the legal aspects of these cases but the emotional consequences of their outcomes.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.3 • 4.2K Ratings

From the producers of Up and Vanished, Sworn pulls back the curtain on the criminal justice system, exposing the untold stories and hard truths behind major cases. Host Philip Holloway, a defense attorney and former prosecutor with a background in law enforcement, not only digs into the legal aspects of these cases but the emotional consequences of their outcomes.

    Bonus: The Round Table

    Bonus: The Round Table

    We wrap up Season 2 with a tour through Phil’s office and a roundtable discussion on the justice system with members of the Holloway Law Group. Thanks for listening.
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    • 48 min
    What is Justice?

    What is Justice?

    In the Season finale of Sworn, Phil looks back on the people we’ve met and asks them the same question. What does Justice look like to you?
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    • 42 min
    Lethal Injection

    Lethal Injection

    Phil and his team enlist the expertise of two doctors studying the effects of lethal injection on inmates to dig into the definition of cruel and unusual punishment.
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    • 34 min
    Case Study Pt 3; The Sentencing Hearing

    Case Study Pt 3; The Sentencing Hearing

    The shocking courtroom decision that will change Phil's client's life forever.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

Nickname333333333 ,

Alford Plea

A good podcast that addresses the practical and actual issues often encountered in criminal proceedings. With that said, the Federal Judge in the Alford Plea podcast - I assume he was an Article III judge - was embarrassingly naive, and he thinks trials are necessary to ascertain the “truth.” I have to wonder has he ever actually practiced law. I find the truth is rarely determined in a criminal trial. He sounds like a judge that presumes the defendant must be guilty or why else was he arrested, completely out of touch with reality. Also, the Judge talks about the Defendant proving his innocence, no the State has to prove the Defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, the Defendant does not have the burden of persuasion or proof, and Alford Plea is used when Defendant is innocent but does not want to pay the trial tax, or was overcharged and faces possible sentences of 20 years - it becomes too risky to not enter an Alford Plea where Defendant can maintain his innocence but avoid the risk of excessive minimum sentencing.

Sixmilliondots ,

Informative

I really have enjoyed your podcast so far. I find it realistic and I wish more of the population really understood how this system (doesn’t) work.

I have enjoyed all the episodes with one exception- the episode on lethal injection. The thing is why do we care if the people who are guilty of these heinous crimes suffer? They certainly did not care about the suffering of their victims or their families. In most cases lethal injection is a far less terrifying and painful death than these men inflicted on innocent people. JMO

bkdaemon ,

Eh

This ones for you SJW

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