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Based on the files of the lawyers who freed them, Wrongful Conviction features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit – some of them had even been sentenced to death. These are their stories.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.4 • 4.6K Ratings

Based on the files of the lawyers who freed them, Wrongful Conviction features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit – some of them had even been sentenced to death. These are their stories.

    Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Season 2 Trailer

    Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Season 2 Trailer

    Imagine the nightmare of being interrogated until you admit guilt for a crime you didn’t commit. In its long-awaited second season, Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions examines this true crime phenomenon through the eyes of two of the globe’s leading experts on interrogations: Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, renowned attorneys, co-directors of Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions, and recognized figures from the smash hit Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer. Using their unparalleled, first hand experience, actual interrogation audio, and interviews with leading lawyers, experts, and formerly incarcerated people to tell twelve true stories of false confessions, Laura and Steve invite us onto the front lines along with them to learn not only why people confess to crimes they never committed, but also how the criminal justice system failed to prevent those injustices from turning into years of wrongful imprisonment.

    Season 2 begins on Monday, October 5, 2020.

    Learn more and get involved:

    http://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

    • 2 min
    Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Sabrina Butler

    Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Sabrina Butler

    S11E19: Sabrina Butler - Approaching midnight on April 11th, 1989, 18 year old single mother Sabrina Butler found her 9 month old, Walter, not breathing. A genetic kidney disorder sent a series of events in motion that took Walter’s life and nearly his mother’s along with it. Learn more and get involved at: https://www.witnesstoinnocence.org/ https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

    • 37 min
    Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Kevin Dykes

    Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Kevin Dykes

    S11E18: Kevin Dykes - Plagued by guilt over the accidental death of a friend, Kevin Dykes turned to drugs and the street after a stint in juvie. After witnessing his drug overlords visit violence upon his friends and neighbors, Kevin decided to go to the police, but snitching came with even more hazards than expected. Learn more and get involved at: https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

    • 35 min
    Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science - Fingerprint Evidence

    Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science - Fingerprint Evidence

    Josh Dubin discusses Fingerprint Evidence with Mary Moriarty, Chief Public Defender of Hennepin County in Minnesota

    Contrary to what pop culture has ingrained in the American conscience, matching known fingerprints of a suspect to prints left at the scene of a crime is not an exact science. It’s entirely subjective.

    So how did fingerprints become so widely accepted and thought of as the gold standard, as fool proof evidence?

    Learn more and get involved.
    http://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

    Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

    • 33 min
    Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Marilyn Mulero

    Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Marilyn Mulero

    S11E16: Marilyn Mulero - On May 2nd, 1992, Marilyn Mulero was out with a friend and someone whom they had just met, Jackie Montanez, mourning the death of another friend at the hand of the Latin Kings, when they happened to meet 2 members of that gang. Montanez’s murderous gang life ambitions put her friends’ lives and freedom in jeopardy when they all collided with 2 of Chicago’s most corrupt detectives. Learn more and get involved at: https://californiainnocenceproject.org/ https://www.uis.edu/illinoisinnocenceproject/ https://www.exonerationproject.org/ https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

    • 46 min
    Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science - Footwear Comparison Evidence

    Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science - Footwear Comparison Evidence

    Josh Dubin speaks with Bill Osinski, journalist and author of “Guilty By Popular Demand.” Even when done correctly, impression analysis of evidence, like shoe prints and tire tracks, is purely subjective. Many experts recognize its limitations. But one so-called “expert” in particular pushed the limits of this forensic discipline to produce horrific outcomes. Learn more and get involved. http://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

Chuck Krutsinger ,

Everyone needs to know this stuff

I've been affected by a wrongful conviction and it opened my eyes to some of the serious problems in our justice system. I grew up believing we have the best justice system in the world. That may or may not be true, but it doesn't mean we shouldn't strive to make it even better. Why? Because even if our system gets it 99% right (which studies show it's probably less than 96% right), then we have over 20,000 innocent people in prison. Think about that. 20,000 lives turned upside down, plus the lives of their families and friends. If we can do better, then we must. This show dives deep into cases that reveal where the rough edges are in our system, which is where our opportunity is to make things better.

cynful4u ,

Innocence Project

Although I have always believed in the innocence Project and a wrongful convictions I never took action. Your podcast has been so inspirational I applied to volunteer for the innocence Project and I’m awaiting their reply I have a criminal justice bachelors and a Masters in forensic psychology and I hope I can help

GaryMc78 ,

Let’s See the Light

Have been loving this podcast for the last few weeks. Thanks for standing and putting what is wrong with our justice system on the front line. I believe everyone should listen to these stories and see that our system is not ALL just! You want to believe in our system but these stories will scare you and bring you to SEE THE LIGHT!

Thanks again!!!

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