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Hosted by celebrated criminal justice reform advocate and founding board member of the Innocence Project Jason Flom, and Pulitzer prize-winning podcast host and producer Maggie Freleng, Wrongful Conviction features intimate conversations with men and women who have spent years in prison for crimes they maintain they did not commit. Some have been fully exonerated and reunited with family and friends while others continue to languish, with some even facing execution on death row. Each episode peels back the layers behind the stories of those who have found themselves caught in a legal system gone wrong, with illuminating insights from lawyers and leading experts sharing their in-depth knowledge about each case, from prison visits and courtroom battles to reexamined crime scenes and witness interviews. This gripping series reveals the tragedy of injustice…as well as the triumph that is possible when people step up and demand change.

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    • 4.4 • 5.4K Ratings

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Hosted by celebrated criminal justice reform advocate and founding board member of the Innocence Project Jason Flom, and Pulitzer prize-winning podcast host and producer Maggie Freleng, Wrongful Conviction features intimate conversations with men and women who have spent years in prison for crimes they maintain they did not commit. Some have been fully exonerated and reunited with family and friends while others continue to languish, with some even facing execution on death row. Each episode peels back the layers behind the stories of those who have found themselves caught in a legal system gone wrong, with illuminating insights from lawyers and leading experts sharing their in-depth knowledge about each case, from prison visits and courtroom battles to reexamined crime scenes and witness interviews. This gripping series reveals the tragedy of injustice…as well as the triumph that is possible when people step up and demand change.

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    #429 Jason Flom with Greg Brown

    #429 Jason Flom with Greg Brown

    A house in Pittsburgh, PA, went up in flames on February 14, 1995, killing three firefighters while they were trying to put out the fire. A week later, a neighbor of 17-year-old Greg Brown came forward and said that he suspected Greg of lighting the fire. Greg and his mother lived at the house that had caught fire, and authorities suspected that the two of them set the fire to claim insurance money. Despite no physical evidence supporting this theory, Greg was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murder, arson, and insurance fraud.

    To learn more and get involved, visit:https://lavaforgood.com/podcast/392-wrongful-conviction-junk-science-arson-evidence/

    https://lavaforgood.com/podcast/386-jason-flom-with-kristine-bunch-update/

    https://painnocence.org/

    https://www.pointpark.edu/news-communication/innocence-institute-work-leads-to-reopening-of-highprofile-case

    Wrongful Conviction is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1.
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    • 39 min
    #431 Jason Flom with Tyrone Clark

    #431 Jason Flom with Tyrone Clark

    On Saturday, June 23, 1973, a man attacked Anne Kane outside of her apartment in Boston, MA. The man forced her inside, beat her, robbed her, raped her, and then kidnapped her, dragging her all over the city for the next six and a half hours. She escaped into a local firehouse and ran away before the police arrived. A few days later, she identified Tyrone Clark as the assailant by picking his photo out of several photographs the police shared with her. Tyrone Clark was convicted of rape and sentenced to life in prison.

    To learn more and get involved, visit:

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/tyrone-clark-released
    https://lavaforgood.com/podcast/050-jason-flom-with-ronald-cotton/
    https://www.newenglandinnocence.org/
    https://www.publiccounsel.net/pc/innocence-program/

    Wrongful Conviction is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1.

    #428 Maggie Freleng with Gary Williams

    #428 Maggie Freleng with Gary Williams

    In February of 1999, 86-year-old Rosemary “Mama Rose” Williams arrived at a hospital in Queens NY, claiming that she’d been raped at knifepoint. She named her 36-year-old grandson, Gary, as the assailant. Despite there being no physical evidence that Ms. Williams was assaulted, and the fact that Gary was in another state he was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Years later, Mama Rose admitted to family members that she regretted making the accusation, saying, “It’s time to get Gary out.” Speaking with Maggie at Fishkill Correctional Facility, Gary says that he believes his grandmother was in the early stages of dementia when she made the claim that sent him to prison - and that he forgives her. “I have to,” he says, “because I believe that something was wrong with her.”

    Wrongful Conviction with Maggie Freleng is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1.
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    • 40 min
    #430 Maggie Freleng with Lorinda Swain

    #430 Maggie Freleng with Lorinda Swain

    “When I tell people that I was sentenced 25 to 50 years, they automatically assume that I was accused of murder,” says Lorinda Swain. “And I always tell them, no, I was accused of worse than that.” In August of 2001, Lorinda was arrested in Calhoun County, Michigan, for allegedly sexually molesting her adopted son, who was seven years old at the time. Although the boy recanted the allegation prior to trial and then again after her conviction, Lorinda remained incarcerated for seven years before being released on bond.

    To learn more and get involved, visit:

    https://michigan.law.umich.edu/academics/experiential-learning/clinics/michigan-innocence-clinic-0

    Wrongful Conviction with Maggie Freleng is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1.

    #427 Jason Flom with Lamont Hunter

    #427 Jason Flom with Lamont Hunter

    January 18, 2006, 3-year-old Trustin Blue tumbled down his basement stairs in Cincinnati, OH, became unresponsive, and later brain dead. Trustin had been under the supervision of his mother’s boyfriend, Lamont Hunter, at the time of the incident. When Trustin was declared dead, the police began suspecting that Trustin had been raped and abused by Lamont, and had not actually fallen down the stairs as Lamont claimed. The case against Lamont was centered around allegations of prior abuse against Trustin and the manner of Trustin’s injuries. Lamont  was convicted and sentenced to death for the incident. 

    To learn more and get involved, visit:

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/3k5jem-free-after-wrongful-incarceration-on-death-row

    https://lavaforgood.com/podcast/172-wrongful-conviction-junk-science-shaken-baby-syndrome/

    https://lavaforgood.com/podcast/373-jason-flom-with-elwood-jones/

    https://lavaforgood.com/podcast/379-jason-flom-with-keith-lamar-pt-1/ 

    Wrongful Conviction is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min
    #426 Maggie Freleng with Jason Walton

    #426 Maggie Freleng with Jason Walton

    On a November Sunday in 2005, two 14-year-olds were shot outside of a street carnival in South Central Los Angeles, CA. One of the teenagers died, but the surviving victim and other individuals identified 21-year-old Jason Walton as the gunman. Despite having been seen on video surveillance footage miles from the scene at the time, and with no physical evidence linking him to the crime, Jason was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison. Jason believes police never bothered investigating other leads.“I don't feel like they ultimately cared about the victim nor myself,”  says Jason, speaking by phone from California State Prison. “It's like, “Well, one gang member's dead, one gang member's shot, one gang member's in jail. We got a three for one in a way.”

    To learn more and get involved, visit:

    https://theinnocencecenter.org/jason-walton

    https://linktr.ee/Justice4jasonwalton

    https://gofund.me/0b59e571

    Wrongful Conviction with Maggie Freleng is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

Beth-- ,

Mixed

I don’t mind Jason. I’m sure I missed an announcement or something, but Maggie is almost never on anymore and she’s the real draw.

Laura Nirider is awful and I delete any episode she’s on. Her delivery is weird. Overly dramatic? Bad cadence? I’m not sure what it is that bothers me.

The stories are compelling and interesting. They need to be heard!!

Relax, Rover. ,

Their voices finally get to be heard

I just found this podcast and I’m so glad to hear the voice of the wrongly convicted person. There’s so much junk science that we’ve been told is fact and, even worse, malicious prosecution, withholding of evidence, lies, and innocent people and their families pay with trauma and their lives. Thank goodness there are amazing people fighting for actual justice. Thank you.

sea1114 ,

Thank you!

I love to support this podcast and all they do for the innocent. While i hate that these things happen, im glad you are sharing them

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