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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
    • 4.3, 3.9K 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 with Jason Flom - Julius Jones - with Kim Kardashian West

    Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Julius Jones - with Kim Kardashian West

    S11E1: Julius Jones - In the fall of 1998, Julius Jones had the whole world ahead of him. He was a freshman who planned to study engineering and was attending the University of Oklahoma on an academic scholarship. The following summer, just three days after his 19th birthday, Julius was awakened and dragged out of bed, barefoot and shirtless, and taken into police custody as a murder suspect. In 2002, he was convicted of killing a prominent local businessman – this after eyewitness testimony that should have excluded the young man as a suspect, as well as overt racial bias both in the news media and in the jury box. Julius Jones is facing execution as early as the fall of 2020. Special guests Kim Kardashian West along with Julius’ current attorney, Dale Baich and his mother and sister, Madeline and Antoinette Jones, join Jason Flom to discuss Julius’ case and the race for the State of Oklahoma to grant him clemency before it’s too late. Learn more and get involved at: https://www.justiceforjuliusjones.com/ https://www.change.org/p/julius-jones-is-innocent-don-t-let-him-be-executed-by-the-state-of-oklahoma 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: False Confessions - Peter Reilly

    Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Peter Reilly

    S10E13: Peter Reilly - Why do we tell these stories? Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin tell us the last story of season one. It’s about Peter Reilly, one of the first modern-day false confessors. In 1973, police continued to interrogate 18-year-old Peter until he started to believe he was actually guilty of murdering his own mother. But, Peter’s friends and neighbors believed in his innocence. Their small-town campaign for Peter’s freedom was eventually joined by a host of big name celebrities. Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin end Season 1 with Peter’s story because it helped launch the movement against wrongful convictions and false confessions. It inspires the work that Steve and Laura do to this day. A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people. To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/ Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX. Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

    • 32 min
    Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - David McCallum

    Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - David McCallum

    S10E12: David McCallum - Am I telling the story the way the story needs to be told? Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin tell us the story of David McCallum, one of two New York teens wrongfully convicted of murder in 1986. Luckily for David, he had incredible allies in his corner - the famous boxer, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, and a district attorney, Ken Thompson, who was dedicated to real justice. Here comes the story of the DA and the Hurricane, and one of the men they saved. A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people. To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/ Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX. Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

    • 34 min
    Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Dr Yusef Salaam in the Time of COVID

    Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Dr Yusef Salaam in the Time of COVID

    S10Bonus4 - Dr Yusef Salaam in the Time of COVID - Conflicting survival instincts and an internet full of misinformation has left many of us in disagreement over what is the best path forward. Once again, Jason Flom taps the wisdom of our wrongfully convicted community, while so many struggle.In the 4th and final interview of our mini series from Wrongful Conviction Podcasts, one of the Central Park 5, now, the Exonerated 5, Dr Yusef Salaam, pulls from a deep reservoir of philosophical and spiritual learning to guide us all in making lemonade out of the lemons that we find ourselves with today. You can hear his story in both his own interview, season 6 episode 8, through the voice of his co-defendant Raymond Santana in our podcast’s premiere episode, or in the Netflix mini series “When They See Us.”Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of LAVA For Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co Co1 and PRX. Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com .

    • 28 min
    Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Chris Tapp

    Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Chris Tapp

    S10E11: Chris Tapp - How could a layperson see all the problems with this interrogation when the police couldn’t? Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin tell us about Chris Tapp, just 20 when he endured a mind-bending, 25-hour interrogation that transformed him from an innocent man into a confessed murderer. Fortunately for Chris, he found an indomitable champion... in the victim’s mother, Carol Dodge. Carol convinced police to use a revolutionary new method of DNA identification to exonerate Chris and find her own daughter’s killer. A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people. To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/ Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX. Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

    • 30 min
    Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Nick Yarris in the Time of COVID

    Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Nick Yarris in the Time of COVID

    S10Bonus3 - Nick Yarris in the Time of COVID - Social distancing orders have had us on lockdown for well over a month, leaving many of us struggling with not only isolation and restricted movement, but also the looming economic implications. Jason Flom has been reaching out to our wrongfully convicted community for the kind of advice that only they can give. In the third interview of our mini series from Wrongful Conviction Podcasts, Nick Yarris draws on his experiences of escaping and returning to death row, being terrorized by violence from guards and inmates alike, memories of all the characters he met along the way, including innocent men, serial killers, and one of the DuPont heirs, as well as the very real spectre of his execution date to show us how to leave the stir craziness and existential threat behind and practice radical kindness. His story is unmatched, and you can hear it in full on our double episode 5 of season 9. Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of LAVA For Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co Co1 and PRX. Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com .

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

cregg c ,

No one cares about your corona opinion

Liked the show until they started the corona crap if I wanted that I would listen to any one of the thousands of covid 19 podcasts

7282r ,

Sad but true!!!!

This brings awareness to how the judicial system fails daily! The lives that’s been taken from innocent people. Wrongful Convictions need more support and awareness. I love the stories although they do tug at your heart and bring tears. So don’t just let it tug at your heart, be an advocate, get involved and help make a difference!

halo0208 ,

Thought provoking, insightful and emotional

This is an amazing series of well done interviews that provoke a wide array of emotions. Thank you to Jason Flom for bringing these stories to light in a respectful and intelligent manner. And thank you to those willing to share their story.

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