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Actual Innocence

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52:12 | Jun 3rd, 2018

Seneca Malone spent over 5 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Check out our new podcast Buried Alive on Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/buried-alive/id1372947312?mt=2 or wherever you listen! Contact Information: * ...Show More
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21:43 | May 25th, 2018

Today we have a special guest host helping Brooke to tell about the wrongful conviction of Paddington Brown.  Check out our new podcast Buried Alive on Apple Podcasts [https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/buried-alive/id1372947312?mt=2](https://itune...Show More

48:44 | May 19th, 2018

Diane Wells took her experience of wrongful convictions and made it into a career of helping others not have to suffer the same fate. Check out http://www.supplyjustice.com/ Check out our new podcast Buried Alive on Apple Podcasts https://itunes.a...Show More

1:20:18 | May 12th, 2018

Roynes Dural was wrongfully convicted in Hawaii - but no one would ever know - because the media didn’t report on it. In this episode Demarchoe talks to Roynes about his experience. There are a few minor changes for the next few weeks. Brooke’s doct...Show More

1:04:25 | Apr 29th, 2018

Three women who have experienced wrongful conviction talk about future steps. Contact Information: * Website: www.actualinpod.com * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings * Facebook Group: h...Show More

53:20 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Listen to Jeremiah's story of wrongful conviction - recorded life at the Innocence Conference! Contact Information: * Website: www.actualinpod.com * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings * Facebook ...Show More

56:57 | Mar 18th, 2018

In Part two of Christopher's story, he recounts his bus trip from California to DC straight out of a maximum security prison. His idea of unlimited talk and unlimited text didn't quite fit... and he learned quickly about inflation. Contact Informati...Show More

1:03:17 | Mar 11th, 2018

Chris Turner was paroled in 2010 after being transferred between institutions and ultimately serving more than 27 years in prison. This is part 1 of his unbelievable story of wrongful conviction. Contact Information: * Website: www.actualinpod.co...Show More

34:43 | Mar 5th, 2018

Robert Larson spent 4 years, 7 months, and 8 days in prison for a crime he did not commit.  Contact Information: * Website: www.actualinpod.com * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings * Facebook Gro...Show More

58:02 | Feb 18th, 2018

Ted Bradford was accused of a crime he did not commit and was coerced into a false confession. He used music to help him cope with his situation and is now a member of the Exoneree Band. This is Ted's Story… Here are the links about Kimberly Long'...Show More

42:28 | Feb 5th, 2018

Obie Anthony visits the podcast again and tells us about all the amazing things he has accomplished! Contact Information:  * Website: www.actualinpod.com  * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com  * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegitting...Show More

35:27 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Justin Brooks, co-founder of the California Innocence project, talks with us about his long history of innocence work.  Contact Information:  * Website: www.actualinpod.com  * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com * Twitter: @actualinpod and...Show More

1:02:52 | Jan 17th, 2018

Join Demarchoe for his first solo interview. Patrick Pursley's conviction was overturned, but yet he has a curfew, travel restrictions, and isn't even allowed to own a cell phone. Listen to Patrick tell his story of "almost freedom". Contact Informa...Show More

53:46 | Jan 14th, 2018

Marty Tankleff was only 17 when his parents were murdered and he was wrongfully convicted of that crime. This is Marty's Story. Contact Information:  * Website: www.actualinpod.com  * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com  * Twitter: @a...Show More

32:30 | Dec 25th, 2017

Anthony completes his story and tells us the story of another man who is still in prison wrongfully. Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Facebook ...Show More

49:08 | Dec 24th, 2017

Anthony DiPippo was falsely accused of the rape and murder of a 12 year old girl. This is the first part of Anthony's story. Contact Information:  Website: www.actualinpod.com  Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com  Twitter: @actualinpod an...Show More

1:15:00 | Dec 15th, 2017

Leslie Vass continues to tell his story and shares the challenges that he faces still. Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Facebook Group: https://www...Show More

1:00:05 | Dec 11th, 2017

Leslie Vass was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated at the age of seventeen... hear the first part of Leslie's story. Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegitt...Show More

46:50 | Nov 26th, 2017

Kimberly Long had her freedom and her children taken away from her, all because of a crime she did not commit. This is Kimberly's story... Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actual...Show More

1:03:21 | Nov 13th, 2017

Dennis Maher spent 19 years in prison for a crime he did not commit - until a law student uncovered the evidence needed to prove his innocence.

1:11:22 | Oct 17th, 2017

Malcolm Scott was 17 when he and his co-defendant (Demarchoe) were convicted of a crime they did not commit... this is Malcolm's story. Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpo...Show More

1:01:18 | Oct 9th, 2017

Clarence Moses-El was pulled from his bicycle while his young son rode on the back and was arrested and convicted of a crime he did not commit. He wouldn't have a moment of freedom until 28 years when he was exonerated. Contact Information: Webs...Show More

1:15:30 | Oct 6th, 2017

Salaam Moore spent his entire adult life in prison from age 16 to his mid 30s, for a crime that he did not commit. Salaam keeps everything a dollar while telling his story... Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnoc...Show More

1:26:49 | Sep 29th, 2017

Jeffrey Deskovic motivates and inspires Demarchoe and Brooke with all of the work he and his foundation have done. Join Brooke and Demarchoe in their facebook group using this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ The Jeffrey Deskovi...Show More

56:52 | Sep 23rd, 2017

Kristine Bunch was convicted of murdering her own son based on junk science. She is creating amazing things with her freedom. Just is for Just us organization website: http://www.justis4justus.org/ Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod...Show More

53:50 | Sep 15th, 2017

Crystal Weimer, a single mother, was 23 when she was wrongfully convicted of murder. Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Production by Jon Keur Orig...Show More

37:28 | Sep 8th, 2017

Sedrick Courtney served the his entire sentence for a crime he did not commit... but still fought for his exoneration after being released. Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualin...Show More

34:01 | Aug 28th, 2017

Meet the new co-host and hear about the exciting changes coming with Season 3 of Actual Innocence! Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Music Released...Show More

1:19:46 | Aug 14th, 2017

"Never give up, always persevere" ~ Joe Diaz Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Music Released under a Creative Commons Attri...Show More

54:03 | Jul 28th, 2017

Does committing crimes previously make it okay to convict someone of one later on? Find out what Stanley Mitchell has to say about this... Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gma...Show More

1:00:50 | Jun 26th, 2017

Adnan Syed, Brendan Dassey, Richard Nicolas - the issues in these cases are mind blowing, but are these cases the outliers or are they the norm? Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencep...Show More

1:08:01 | Jun 16th, 2017

This episode is about... you! Thanks to: Seat Geek, Blue Apron, Spring, and Third Love for sponsoring our show!

30:21 | Jun 12th, 2017

After visiting a conference this weekend I was compelled to make this reflection episode. It includes past episode voices, new podcaster interviews, and some fun outtakes. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did making it! Thanks to our...Show More

45:05 | May 19th, 2017

In this episode meet the Arizona Justice Project... you can interact with them on Twitter @ArizonaJP or visit their website https://www.azjusticeproject.org/ Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actual...Show More

1:05:21 | May 12th, 2017

Khalil was convicted March of 1997 in Pima County for a 1st degree felony murder he did not commit. This is Khalil's story... Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter:...Show More

42:30 | May 3rd, 2017

Cassandra Rivera was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for fourteen years. Not only did she and the other 3 women known as the San Antonio 4 lose 14 years of their lives - so did their family and friends. Thanks to our sponsor Smile Direct Clu...Show More

38:09 | Apr 26th, 2017

DeMarchoe was incarcerated and spent a lot of years in prison for a crime he did not commit, but despite that his charisma and sparkly personality always seems to shine through. Here is a link to the De'marchoe's Pictures mentioned in the episode:...Show More

1:31:50 | Apr 19th, 2017

Daniel Villegas was incarcerated as a child and 20 years later exonerated as an adult… this is Daniel’s Story. Thanks to our sponsors @Blueapron, @parcastnetwork, and @Spring for supporting the show! Proclaim Justice @JusticeProclaim www.pro...Show More

40:20 | Apr 12th, 2017

Virgina Lefever is the third woman that I've interviewed that has been convicted of a crime that wasn't a crime at all... this is Ginny's story. She is at @buckeyeginny on Twitter. Check out our new podcast at www.convictedpod.com or @convictedpod o...Show More

1:36:53 | Apr 8th, 2017

Listen to the story of Jason Baldwin one of the West Memphis 3 and his journey through the legal system. Proclaim Justice @JusticeProclaim www.proclaimjustice.org Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Ema...Show More

40:34 | Apr 1st, 2017

#inconf2017 #wrongfulconviction #actualinnocence The Innocence Conference 2017 was the most amazing experience I’ve ever had – here is your chance to have a small part of that experience. Thank You so much to everyone who helped! @innocence @innoc...Show More

34:21 | Mar 25th, 2017

#inconf2017 #wrongfulconviction #actualinnocence Where do I begin to describe this episode? Well I guess by thanking… everyone. Next week’s episode will be more on the conference. This has been the most amazing experience… ever. Special Thanks...Show More

1:00:31 | Mar 10th, 2017

Join Brooke as she interviews the University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic. Did you know that in Maryland a person can't get compensation unless the governor also pardons an Exoneree? There is so much interesting information in this episode.....Show More

29:22 | Feb 21st, 2017

Because of a special project on Wednesday, enjoy this episode of #actualinnocence a day early! The Pennsylvania Innocence Project does great work and this is our last episode with them before we travel to another Innocence Network Agency. Thanks ...Show More

39:59 | Feb 18th, 2017

Lance and Eugene were convicted two years after the crime, that they did not commit, had taken place. Hear the story of their friendship and #exoneration. Support Lance and Eugene by visiting https://www.razoo.com/story/Supportgeneandlance Thanks...Show More

47:49 | Feb 9th, 2017

Donte Rollins was little more than a child when he was wrongfully convicted of shooting a 6 year old boy. Listen to Donte's story of innocence and how he was #exonerated. Thanks to our sponsors Framebridge, Bloom That and Shari's Berries: @frame...Show More

58:24 | Feb 1st, 2017

Meet the staff of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and see how all of their positions fit together! You can visit the PA Innocence Project's website at: innocenceprojectpa.org (and you know maybe help them out) Thanks to our sponsors Bloom That ...Show More

49:26 | Jan 26th, 2017

Join Brooke in her journey to the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and learn how the organization was formed and some of the challenges that it faces. You can visit the PA Innocence Project's website at: innocenceprojectpa.org Thanks to our spons...Show More

54:24 | Dec 30th, 2016

Join us for the finale part of the three part season finale (new season to start in January). The Exonerees along with GIP staff and volunteers talked about solutions to the issues that exonerees face. You can help send John, Clarence, and Calvin to ...Show More

1:01:23 | Dec 14th, 2016

Join Brooke for the second part of the three part season finale (new season to start in January). Hear the Exonerees speak out about the issues that they face after exoneration. You can help send John, Clarence, and Calvin to the Innocence Conference...Show More

52:53 | Dec 8th, 2016

Join Brooke for the first part of the three part season finale (no worries - the new season will start in January) with guest interviews, information about the meeting with the Georgia Innocence Project, and a teaser about things to come! Be sure to ...Show More

44:52 | Nov 16th, 2016

Maria is the second woman that I've interviewed who has been convicted of a crime - that wasn't a crime at all. Listen to Maria tell the story of her step-daughter's tragic death and her struggle for freedom and to reunite her family. Maris is on...Show More

38:15 | Nov 9th, 2016

Anthony Graves had two scheduled execution dates before his exoneration... two dates he was supposed to die. His story is compelling and motivating he went from the worst hell to motivating others... this is Anthony's Story. You can visit Anthony'...Show More

41:54 | Oct 26th, 2016

Edwin Chandler was 21 years old when he was incarcerated for Manslaughter, after being charged with Murder and Robbery (that was not a typo). He served almost 10 years of that sentence before being paroled and eventually with the assistance of the Ke...Show More

45:05 | Oct 12th, 2016

David McCallum was arrested and convicted of murder when he was only 16 and exonerated almost 30 years later... this is David's story... Meetup Information: http://www.actualinpod.com/new-events/ Today’s Sponsor: The Conviction ABC series: h...Show More

1:24:03 | Sep 28th, 2016

In this episode Christopher Scott tells the story of spending 13 years of his life behind bars for a crime he did not commit. He is an amazing story teller and an awesome person. Links: House of Renewed Home: http://www.houseofrenewedhope.org/ ...Show More

38:50 | Sep 14th, 2016

John White was wrongfully convicted of raping and beating an elderly woman and incarcerated for more than 20 years. The actual perpetrator was in the same lineup as he, but he was misidentified. He was later exonerated by DNA with the help of the Geo...Show More

51:54 | Sep 7th, 2016

Clarence Harrison was wrongfully convicted of a robbery, kidnapping, and rape and incarcerated for more than 17 years. He was later exonerated by DNA with the help of the Georgia Innocence Project. Thank You to today's sponsors The Great Courses:...Show More

46:38 | Aug 24th, 2016

Richard Rosario set a precedent when he asked the court not to drop the charges until a full investigation could be done that exonerates him. This is Richard's story... Richard's Contact Information https://www.gofundme.com/RosarioFreedomFund ht...Show More

58:31 | Aug 17th, 2016

George Stinney Jr. was 14 when he was execute for a double murder he did not commit... this is George's story. #truecrime #actualinnocence Today's Sponsors: www.stamps.com enter: actual www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/actual Contact: Brooke Gitti...Show More

1:06:13 | Aug 10th, 2016

Obie Anthony spent 20 years of his life a prisoner of the California Justice System for a murder he did not commit... he now has created his own non-profit to help people who have been exonerated... this is Obie's story. Visit Obie Anthony's Non-P...Show More

41:26 | Jul 27th, 2016

This episode of the helpers was originally intended to be released next week, but due to unforeseen issues it is here a week early! I hope you enjoy the continued discussion on appeals and also some legal jargon. Contact: Website: www.actualinpo...Show More

37:59 | Jul 20th, 2016

In this episode we talk with law professors and practicing attorneys (Colin Miller, David Moran, and Rachel Kamins) about the appeals process and the difference between an appeal and a "post conviction" (I didn't know they were different things eithe...Show More

55:57 | Jul 13th, 2016

William Haughey spent 8 years of his life incarcerated for an arson that he did not commit... after exhausting many appeals and thousands of dollars later he found the Deskovic Foundation. This is William's story... Contact: Website: www.actualin...Show More

45:52 | Jul 6th, 2016

In this episode we continue to talk with law professors and experienced attorneys about the process in which wrongfully convicted people are exonerated and how reintegration plans and compensation are determined. Additionally a special guest talks ab...Show More

44:22 | Jun 29th, 2016

Jeffrey Deskovick was 16 when he was accused of the murder and rape of a teenage classmate. Without parental permission or knowledge he was questioned, manipulated, and ultimately sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. This is Jeff's story... ...Show More

47:26 | Jun 22nd, 2016

What is the Innocence Project exactly? What happens after someone is exonerated? These questions will be answered by experts Imran Syed, Sam Gross, and Wolf Mueller all attorneys who help the wrongfully convicted. The National Registry of Exonerat...Show More

39:20 | May 12th, 2016

Julie Baumer adopted her biological nephew Phillipp because of her sister Victoria's substance abuse issues. Julie was later accused of abusing Phillipp... listen to Julie's story... ***Note Julie was also featured on Making a Murderer: View from t...Show More

08:24 | Apr 29th, 2016

Forensic Science policy and procedures have been shaped by Greg's case... PLUS Greg tells a touching story about his daughter. Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod  Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Music: “Throug...Show More

59:37 | Apr 27th, 2016

Here is the second part of Greg Taylor's incredible story of wrongful conviction.  More about Greg's Story: http://www.actualinpod.com/blog/2016/4/10/episode-1-greg-taylor Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod  Email: ...Show More

47:22 | Apr 24th, 2016

Greg Taylor spent almost 17 years in prison for a first degree murder he did not commit due to false witnesses and faulty evidence. This is the first part of Greg's story...  Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod  Email:...Show More