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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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S8E2: John Grisham & Jason Flom Join Forces to Advocate for Criminal Justice Reform

53:55 | Feb 11th

In this special edition of Wrongful Conviction, Jason Flom is joined by John Grisham to discuss his work with the Innocence Project, his commitment to criminal justice reform, and his Netflix series, The Innocent Man, the documentary adaptation of hi...Show More

S8E1: Did a Fatal Attraction Lead to a Wrongful Conviction? The Story of Jens Soering

1:07:43 | Feb 4th

Jens Soering is serving two consecutive life terms for a case of double homicide, the murders of Derek and Nancy Haysom in 1985–a crime he says he did not commit. On June 8, 1986, Jens Soering, the son of a former German diplomat Jens Soering falsely...Show More

S8E1: Trailer: Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Season 8

01:24 | Feb 2nd

Season 8 Premieres, Monday. Feb. 4 2019. Tune in for an interview with Jens Soering. Soering was only 18 years old when he went to prison for murder. He is still behind bars–32 years later–for a crime he says he didn’t commit.

S7E17: The Wrongful Conviction of Marty Tankleff

35:34 | Jan 28th

Marty Tankleff had just turned 17 when he was arrested for murdering his parents, Seymour and Arlene Tankleff in September 1988. Based on an unsigned “confession" extracted from him following many long hours of interrogation by notorious Suffolk Coun...Show More

S7E16: Jeffrey Deskovic: A 10th Grade Student Forced By Detectives To Make A False Confession And Freed By DNA Evidence 16 Years Later

57:52 | Jan 22nd

In 1990, Jeffrey Deskovic was wrongfully convicted of the brutal rape and murder of his 15-year-old classmate, Angela Correa. Mr. Deskovic was only 16 at the time of the crime with no prior record. Police claimed that Mr. Deskovic was overly upset at...Show More

S7E15: Dusty Turner: A Navy Seal Behind Bars For 22 Years For A Murder Even Though The Actual Killer Confessed

53:39 | Jan 14th

Dusty Turner was a 20-year-old Navy SEAL trainee when he was arrested for the murder and abduction of Jennifer Evans. On June 19th, 1995, Dusty Turner was out at a bar with some friends in Virginia Beach, VA including his roommate and training partne...Show More

S7E14: Love is Better Than Revenge: The Wrongful Conviction of Sunny Jacobs

1:03:09 | Jan 8th

We are going to announce the premiere of our new season very soon, but until then we are revisiting some of the show's greatest episodes. In 1976, Sonia 'Sunny’' Jacobs was sentenced to death for the murders of Florida Highway Patrol officer Phillip...Show More

S7E13: How Crystal Weimer Won An 11 Year Fight For Freedom [Rebroadcast]

46:17 | Dec 17th, 2018

Wrongful Conviction returns with new episodes on January 21, 2019, but until then we are revisiting some of the show’s greatest episodes. In this devastating interview, Crystal Weimer shares the unbelievable story of how she ended up serving more tha...Show More

S7E12: Grateful Dead Fan Timothy Tyler Granted Clemency After 22 Years In Prison for a Non-Violent Crime

1:12:33 | Nov 20th, 2018

Tim Tyler was sentenced to a mandatory life sentence in federal prison for selling LSD while traveling around the country following the Grateful Dead. He was 25 years old when he was sentenced and has spent nearly half of his life behind bars. Tim g...Show More

S7E11: Ndaba Mandela: Carrying the Torch of Social Justice Inherited from His Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

43:34 | Nov 12th, 2018

Following in the footsteps of his beloved and iconic grandfather, Ndaba Mandela has taken the torch and run with it. Today, Nelson Mandela’s legacy continues as Ndaba keeps its beacon of hope bright, fueling his message that one person can make a dif...Show More

S7E10: 27 years in and 29 days out, the struggle and triumph of Valentino Dixon

57:19 | Nov 5th, 2018

Although Valentino Dixon has never played golf, he wouldn’t have survived 27 years in prison–for a crime he did not commit–without it. A few years into his sentence of 39 years to life, Dixon returned to his childhood passion of art to help him cope....Show More

S7E9: Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Conviction

57:50 | Oct 30th, 2018

In her new book Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Conviction Lara Bazelon makes a powerful argument for adopting a model of restorative justice as part of the Innocence Movement so exonerees, crime victims, and their communitie...Show More

S7E8: Vote YES on Amendment 2: Louisiana Faces Vote to Restore Fairness with Unanimous Juries

41:53 | Oct 22nd, 2018

In forty-eight other states and in federal courts across the country, a conviction requires a unanimous vote – all jurors must agree on whether a prosecutor has met the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. For hundreds of years, dating ...Show More

S7E7: Inner Freedom for the Imprisoned: A conversation with Sadhguru - yogi, mystic and visionary - about his revolutionary work in prisons from India to Kentucky

49:26 | Oct 15th, 2018

In this special edition of Wrongful Conviction, Jason Flom is joined by Sadhguru to discuss his revolutionary work that has helped reform prisons throughout India.  Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, visionary and bestselling author who ranked amongst the ...Show More

S7E6: Rafael Madrigal: Convicted of Attempted Murder after Drive-By Shooting Despite Airtight Alibi

48:14 | Oct 9th, 2018

Rafael Madrigal and co-defendant Francisco Olivares were charged with committing a drive-by shooting in East Los Angeles on behalf of the Ford Maravilla gang and convicted in January of 2002. Witnesses testified that Madrigal and Olivares committed ...Show More

S7E5: Damien Echols Survived Death Row and Now He is Sharing The Spiritual Practices That Saved His Life With the World.

1:05:52 | Oct 1st, 2018

DAMIEN ECHOLS was born in 1974 and grew up in Mississippi, Tennessee, Maryland, Oregon, Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. His wrongful conviction, sentencing, and eventual release as part of the West Memphis Three case is the subject of Paradise Lost, ...Show More

S7E4: Noura Jackson: Wrongfully Convicted Of Murdering Her Mother After Prosecutors Withheld Evidence Of Her Innocence

1:00:51 | Sep 24th, 2018

Noura Jackson was egregiously framed and wrongfully convicted of murdering her mother, Jennifer Jackson, in Memphis, TN in 2005. Amazingly she spent over three years in jail awaiting trial before being sentenced to 20 years and nine months in prison....Show More

S7E3: A Decade Later: The Wrongful Conviction of Amanda Knox

54:20 | Sep 17th, 2018

It’s been over 10 years since the murder of Meredith Kercher, British exchange student killer while studying abroad in Italy. That crime sent an innocent American student named Amanda Knox to prison for four years . At just 20 years old Knox became e...Show More

S7E2: Falsely Accused: The Devastating Story of Susan King's Wrongful Conviction and the Detective Who Lied To Make It Happen

56:45 | Sep 10th, 2018

Susan King served nearly seven years behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit. Then in 2012, another man confessed to that crime. In November 1998, a fisherman found the body of 40-year-old Kyle Breeden in the Kentucky River near Gratz, Kentucky. He...Show More

S7E1: Kim Kardashian West & Jason Flom Join Forces to Advocate for Criminal Justice Reform and Clemency

59:22 | Sep 5th, 2018

Kim Kardashian West first heard about Alice Marie Johnson through a short video about Johnson’s life behind bars on Twitter. Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old-great-grandmother, was given a life sentence for a first-time-nonviolent-drug-related crim...Show More

S7E1: Preview of Kim Kardashian West on Wrongful Conviction

01:19 | Sep 4th, 2018

Listen to a special preview of Jason Flom’s interview of Kim Kardashian West as she discusses her involvement in Alice Johnson’s release and her advocacy for criminal justice reform and clemency. The full episode will be available Wednesday, Septembe...Show More

S6E13: Three Decades Later: Raymond Santana and The Central Park Jogger Case

1:02:51 | Aug 27th, 2018

It’s been almost 30 years since the brutal rape and beating of the Central Park Jogger that sent five innocent men to prison they were known as the Central Park Five. This case and their stories captivated New Yorkers. This season we heard from one o...Show More

S6E12: The Notorious Teardrop Rapist and Luis Vargas’ Fight to Prove His Innocence and Survive in Prison

57:28 | Aug 20th, 2018

In 1999 Luis Vargas was convicted and sentenced to fifty-five years to life in prison for three sexual assaults. He was accused of being the notorious“teardroprapist,” a methodical serial rapist that terrorized women in Los Angeles.  Before being se...Show More

S6E11: Meek Mill: an exclusive interview about his 12 year journey from his wrongful conviction to his righteous activism. With special guest Michael Rubin.

53:36 | Aug 13th, 2018

Since his release in April 2018, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is using his voice and freedom to fight on behalf of those still behind bars. In this special interview, Mill is joined by his friend and ally Michael Rubin, e-commerce billionaire and co...Show More

S6E10: Unwavering Faith: The Story of Kerry Porter

52:39 | Aug 6th, 2018

On December 27, 1996, before the sun had risen, 35-year-old Tyrone Camp was fatally shot in the head and back as he was warming up his truck at Active Transportation Co. in Louisville, Kentucky. The murder was witnessed by Kenneth Brown, who told pol...Show More

S6E9: Exit to Freedom: The Story of Calvin Johnson

50:50 | Jul 30th, 2018

Calvin Johnson was just 25-years-old when he was wrongfully convicted for the rape of a woman in 1983. Johnson served 16 years for that crime. In 1999 a judge ordered a new trial for Johnson DNA tests were done on samples collected from the rape kit....Show More

S6E8: Words of a Man: Yusef Salaam’s Wrongful Conviction for one of NYC Most Heinous Crimes

56:53 | Jul 23rd, 2018

On the night of April 19, 1989, a 28-year-old female jogger was brutally attacked and raped in New York’s Central Park. She was found unconscious with her skull fractured, her body temperature at 84 degrees, and 75 percent of her blood drained from h...Show More

S6E6: Wrong Man: The Story of Shabaka Shakur and the Fabricated Confession That Sent Him to Prison for 27 Years

1:01:49 | Jul 16th, 2018

On January 11, 1988, shortly after 10 p.m., Fitzgerald Clarke and Steven Hewitt were fatally shot in Brooklyn, NY outside of a building where they sold drugs. Shabaka Shakur, a friend of both victims, was brought in for questioning after a witness to...Show More

S6E5: Misidentified: The Story of Guy Miles’ Fight To Prove His Innocence

55:56 | Jul 9th, 2018

In 1999 Guy Miles was convicted of robbery and sentenced 75 years to life. He was placed at the scene of a crime by eyewitness identifications. According to the California Innocent Project, stranger eyewitness identifications are the single leading c...Show More

S6E4: Conviction: Murder, Shooting With the Intent to Kill, Use of a Vehicle to Facilitate the Discharge of a Weapon

1:10:24 | Jul 2nd, 2018

De’Marchoe Carpenter and Malcolm Scott were 17-years-old when Tulsa police arrested them in connection to a gang-related shooting that killed 19-year-old Karen Summers, the mother of a 4-month-old baby, outside a house party in 1994. Neither teen was...Show More

S6E3: Sentenced To Death In Africa And Locked In A 7x9 Cell With 13 Other Inmates: How Pete Ouko Found His Purpose

1:02:00 | Jun 25th, 2018

In 1998, Peter Ouko was taken to Kamiti Maximum Prison in Kenya and was sentenced to death in 2001. His sentence would later be commuted to life imprisonment by Kenya’s former President Mwai Kibaki in 2009. Instead of bitterness, Mr. Ouko decided to ...Show More

S6E3: A Crime Against Humanity, An Epic Struggle For Survival & Two Decades Of Devastating Loneliness: The Unimaginable Story Of Steven Barnes

59:16 | Jun 18th, 2018

In March 1988, Steven Barnes was arrested and charged with the rape, sodomy, and murder of 16-year-old Kimberly Simon in upstate New York. He was tried by a jury in Utica beginning on May 15, 1989. Questionable eyewitness identifications and three fo...Show More

S6E2: The Story Behind Empire On Blood: Calvin Buari’s Trial By Ambush And Two Decades In Hell

1:06:57 | Jun 11th, 2018

Calvin Buari served 22 years for a double murder in the Bronx, even though someone else confessed to the crime. In the early 1990s, Calvin Buari was a well-known crack cocaine distributor in the Bronx, and authorities blamed him for a spasm of bloods...Show More

S5E11: A Gruesome Murder, An Impossible Scenario And A Sloppy But Ultimately Successful Frame Up: The Terrible Saga Of Andre Hatchett's 25 Years Behind Bars For A Crime He Did Not Commit

49:18 | May 14th, 2018

Andre Hatchett spent half of his life in prison for a murder he did not commit largely due to inadequate defense, a single unreliable witness, and exculpatory evidence that was not disclosed to the defense. He was the 19th person to be exonerated und...Show More

S5E10: Tortured By Police, Failed By The Justice System & Locked Up In Hell On A Putrid Prison Ship: Angel Cordero’s Fight For Freedom

55:32 | May 7th, 2018

Angel Cordero was convicted in 1999 of attempted murder and robbery of then-Boston University freshman Jason Mercado, who was attacked and stabbed by strangers while walking in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. Four plainclothes Bronx Gang Unit c...Show More

S5E9: After 38 Years Still Behind Bars For A Triple Murder That The Real Killer Confessed To On The Day Of The Crime: The Unreal Saga Of John Moss

47:34 | Apr 30th, 2018

In December 1979, a triple murder shook the small town of St. Albans, West Virginia. John Moss III was convicted in 1983 and sentenced to life in prison, and he has since served 38 years for this crime that he did not commit. Jason Flom teams up with...Show More

S5E8: How 3 Seconds Changed Rodney Robert’s Wrongful Incarceration and Why He Pleaded Guilty to a Crime He Didn’t Commit Twice

53:47 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Rodney Roberts was arrested in 1996 in Newark, New Jersey, after an altercation with a friend. After several days in custody, he found himself charged with the kidnapping and rape of a 17-year-old girl. His court appointed attorney advised him to ple...Show More

S5E7: Convicted Of A Grisly Murder & Mutilation Even Though She Was 200 Miles Away With An Airtight Alibi: The Insane Saga Of Blaise Lobato

56:23 | Apr 16th, 2018

Blaise Lobato was twice convicted of the gruesome murder of a 44-year-old homeless man named Duran Bailey, whose body was found behind a dumpster off the Las Vegas Strip just after 10 p.m. on July 8, 2001, covered in a thin layer of trash. Bailey’s t...Show More

S E6: John Huffington: Drug Deals, A Double Death Sentence & Over 3 Decades In Prison

1:02:36 | Apr 9th, 2018

John Huffington spent 32 years in the Maryland Prison System—10 of which were on Death Row—after being wrongfully convicted of a 1981 double murder. Previously, juries twice convicted Mr. Huffington of first-degree murder in the deaths of Diane Becke...Show More

S5E5: Malcolm Alexander: An Innocent Man, A One Day Trial and 38 Years in Prison - A Tragic Miscarriage of Justice

55:04 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Malcolm Alexander: An Innocent Man, A One Day Trial and 38 Years in Prison - A Tragic Miscarriage of JusticeMalcolm Alexander was wrongfully convicted for a 1979 rape in Gretna, Louisiana and spent nearly four decades incarcerated before DNA evidenc...Show More

S5E4: An Unforgettable Story of Mistaken Identity, Grave Injustice, Forgiveness and Grace

1:03:37 | Mar 26th, 2018

In July 1984, an assailant broke into Jennifer Thompson-Cannino’s apartment and sexually assaulted her; later that night, the assailant broke into another apartment and sexually assaulted a second woman. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, then a 22-year-old ...Show More

S5E3: The Wrongful Convictions And Multiple Escapes Of Leroy Harris: 30 Years In Prison And A Story You Have To Hear To Believe

46:07 | Mar 19th, 2018

From the moment he was charged with rape and robbery in 1989, Leroy Harris has insisted on his innocence. Even after his conviction — for which he was sentenced to 80 years in prison — he fought the verdict through five appeals. Mr. Harris finally go...Show More

S5E2: The Path From Star Chicago Cubs Pitching Prospect To Prisoner: Jimmie Gardner’s Triumphant Story Of Perseverance Under The Worst Prison Conditions Imaginable

1:03:54 | Mar 12th, 2018

Jimmie C. Gardner was a Charleston minor league baseball player when he was accused of sexual assault in 1987. He grew up in Tampa, FL and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs just after high school graduation, playing with them in the minor leagues for f...Show More

S5E1: A Cold Case, A False Confession & The Diabolical Truth: Jason Strong’s Vindication After 15 Years Locked Up In Hell

42:57 | Mar 5th, 2018

In December 1999, the body of an unidentified young woman was found beaten to death in a forest preserve near North Chicago in Lake County, IL. Ten days after the body was discovered, Jeremy Tweedy, Jason Johnson and Jason Strong were brought in for ...Show More

Season 4, Episode 13: David McCallum With The Men Who Helped Free Him After 29 Years In Prison For A Crime He Didn’t Commit: Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez And Oscar Michelen

1:14:22 | Dec 18th, 2017

David McCallum and Willie Stuckey were both 16 when they were convicted of forcing a 20-year-old man into his Buick Regal at gunpoint in Ozone Park, Queens, killing him with a single gunshot to the head, then leaving his body in Aberdeen Park in Bush...Show More

Season 4, Episode 12: Don’t Let The Negativity Rule You”: Vanessa Gathers, Framed By New York’s Notorious, Disgraced Detective Louis Scarcella

1:01:31 | Dec 11th, 2017

In 1998, Vanessa Gathers was wrongfully convicted of robbing and beating 71-year-old Michael Shaw to death. There was no physical evidence linking Ms. Gathers to the crime, and her conviction was based on a false confession extracted from her by noto...Show More

Season 4, Episode 11: From Wrongful Conviction To Righteous Justice: From Rage to Grace

57:45 | Dec 4th, 2017

Ronald Simpson-Bey was a jailhouse lawyer who got his conviction reversed for prosecutorial misconduct and subsequently won his freedom after serving 27 years in Michigan prison. In 1986, Ronald Simpson-Bey was convicted of assault with intent to mur...Show More

Season 4, Episode 10: Michelle Murphy: A Teenage Mother Wrongfully Convicted and Sentenced To Life For The Murder Of Her Baby

1:01:26 | Nov 27th, 2017

On September 12th, 1994, 17-year-old Michelle Murphy found her 15-week-old son stabbed to death in her kitchen. After being questioned without a parent or guardian present, which was prohibited under Oklahoma law, Michelle Murphy falsely confessed to...Show More

Season 4, Episode 9: Noura Jackson: Wrongfully Convicted Of Murdering Her Mother After Prosecutors Withheld Evidence Of Her Innocence

1:13:08 | Nov 20th, 2017

Noura Jackson was egregiously framed and wrongfully convicted of murdering her mother, Jennifer Jackson, in Memphis, TN in 2005. Amazingly she spent over three years in jail awaiting trial before being sentenced to 20 years and nine months in prison....Show More

Season 4, Episode 8: Jeffrey Deskovic: A 10th Grade Student Forced By Detectives To Make A False Confession And Freed By DNA Evidence 16 Years Later

1:06:48 | Nov 13th, 2017

In 1990, Jeffrey Deskovic was wrongfully convicted of the brutal rape and murder of his 15-year-old classmate, Angela Correa. Mr. Deskovic was only 16 at the time of the crime with no prior record. Police claimed that Mr. Deskovic was overly upset at...Show More

Season 4, Episode 7: Dusty Turner: A Navy Seal Behind Bars For 22 Years For A Murder Even Though The Actual Killer Confessed

1:06:58 | Nov 6th, 2017

Dusty Turner was a 20-year-old Navy SEAL trainee when he was arrested for the murder and abduction of Jennifer Evans. On June 19th, 1995, Dusty Turner was out at a bar with some friends in Virginia Beach, VA including his roommate and training partne...Show More

Season 4, Episode 6: After 10 Long Years Behind Bars For His Brother’s Crime, Kian Khatibi Is Now A Full Time Lawyer Who Represents Innocent People

1:01:18 | Oct 30th, 2017

In 1998, Kian Khatibi was 22-years-old and living in Westchester County, NY when he was wrongfully convicted of stabbing two men during a bar fight and sentenced to 7 to 14 years in prison. After eventually discovering that his brother had committed ...Show More

Season 4, Episode 5: Updates From Behind Bars: Lamonte McIntyre & Jon-Adrian Velazquez

1:21:02 | Oct 23rd, 2017

This special edition of Wrongful Conviction highlights the updates from two episodes recorded from Behind Bars. Since airing the Season 4 premiere about Lamonte McIntyre’s case, which was recorded while Mr. McIntyre was awaiting a new trial, he was f...Show More

Season 4, Episode 4: A Cold Case, A Dream And A Tragic Miscarriage Of Justice: The Wrongful Conviction Of College Student Ryan Ferguson

1:04:16 | Oct 16th, 2017

Ryan Ferguson was a 17-year-old high school student when Kent Heitholt, a sports writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune, was found beaten and strangled in Missouri. Heitholt's murder went unsolved for two years until police received a tip that a man n...Show More

Season 4, Episode 3: Lorenzo Johnson: Fighting Injustice All The Way Up to The Supreme Court After He Was Wrongfully Convicted… Twice

54:59 | Oct 9th, 2017

Lorenzo Johnson served 22 years of a life sentence after he was framed twice for a murder that happened in Pennsylvania while he was in New York. On December 15th, 1995, Tarajay Williams was murdered outside of a bar in Harrisburg, PA. For several mo...Show More

Season 4, Episode 2: Lucinda Hites-Clabaugh: A Schoolteacher Convicted Of Sexual Assault That Never Happened

58:07 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Lucinda Hites-Clabaugh was wrongfully convicted of first degree sexual abuse of a third-grader in 2009. She was 53-years-old at the time of her imprisonment and spent over two years in prison until her conviction was overturned on July 18, 2012. Luci...Show More

Season 4, Episode 1: Wrongful Conviction Behind Bars: Lamonte McIntyre Tells His Terrifying Story Of Being Framed By A Dirty Cop and Crushed By A Corrupt System As He Awaits A hearing From Inside Lansing Correctional Facility

1:21:06 | Sep 25th, 2017

For this special edition of Wrongful Conviction Behind Bars, Jason Flom shines a light on the case of Lamonte McIntyre, who is currently serving two life sentences at Lansing Correctional Facility, in advance of his upcoming court date on October 12t...Show More

Season 3, Episode 11: Still Fighting For Justice From Behind The Walls Of A Maximum Security Prison Since 1995: The Continuing Saga Of Andrew Krivak

1:14:11 | Aug 21st, 2017

This special edition of Wrongful Conviction Behind Bars was recorded inside of Wende Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Buffalo, NY with Anthony DiPippo’s co-defendant, Andrew Krivak, and his attorney Professor Adele Bernhard. On Nov...Show More

Season 3, Episode 10: How Crystal Weimer Won An 11 Year Fight For Freedom

58:14 | Aug 14th, 2017

Curtis Haith was beaten to death and shot outside of his home in western Pennsylvania. Police determined that the evening before Haith had attended a party in Uniontown, PA. Crystal Weimer, whose sisters hosted the party, and her cousin had driven Ha...Show More

Season 3, Episode 9: Unusually Cruel: The Wrongful Conviction Of Brian Ferguson And His Fight To Make A Difference

1:04:41 | Aug 7th, 2017

Brian Ferguson was a 20-year-old college student in West Virginia when he was accused in 2002 of fatally shooting a fellow classmate. Mr. Ferguson was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole, and he remained in prison un...Show More

Season 3, Episode 8: Angel Gonzalez: Tricked By Police Into Signing A False Confession In A Language He Didn’t Understand But Freed By DNA After Serving 21 Years In Prison

1:03:02 | Jul 31st, 2017

In 1994, Angel Gonzalez was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison for the rape and kidnapping of a woman in Waukegan, Illinois. On the night of the crime, Mr. Gonzalez had been visiting his fiancé’s sister, who lived in the same ap...Show More

Season 3, Episode 7: Honorably Discharged Wrongfully Convicted: Jerry Miller’s 26 Year Journey Through Hell

1:04:57 | Jul 24th, 2017

In 1981, a woman was brutally attacked on the roof of a parking garage in Chicago. She was beaten, raped, robbed, and forced into the trunk of her car. Two employees recognized her car as it was leaving the garage and attempted to stop the assailant ...Show More

Season 3, Episode 6: 10 Separate Charges And 23 Years Later: The Egregious Framing Of Robert Jones

1:10:06 | Jul 17th, 2017

In the spring of 1992, Robert Jones was arrested for a series of attacks that occurred in the French Quarter of New Orleans, which included the murder of a British tourist, the kidnapping and rape of a woman, and the robbery of her fiancé and friend....Show More

Season 3, Episode 5: An Innocent Teenager Sentenced To Life In A Living Hell: The Incredible True Story Of Jerome Morgan

1:10:25 | Jul 10th, 2017

In 1993, Jerome Morgan was only 17 when he was wrongfully convicted for the murder of Clarence Landry III, who had been shot to death at a sweet 16 party at the Howard Johnson Hotel in New Orleans. Mr. Morgan was in the ballroom when the police arriv...Show More

Season 3, Episode 4: I’d Rather Have Had The Death Penalty: The Hellish Saga Of A Prisoner Abandoned to Floodwaters During Hurricane Katrina

1:05:46 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Daniel Tapia was arrested on April 12th, 2003 for second degree murder in the Calliope housing projects in New Orleans where he lived. He was accused of being the getaway driver and master mind in this murder. The only witness was a police officer wh...Show More

Season 3, Episode 3: Three Trials And Twenty Years Later: Anthony DiPippo Finally Cleared Of A Monster’s Crime

1:06:35 | Jun 26th, 2017

In November 1995, a hunter found the remains of 12-year-old Josette Wright in a wooded area of Putnam County, New York. She was reported to have been hog-tied with her hands and feet tied together behind her back, and her underwear had been shoved do...Show More

Season 3, Episode 2: Antione Day: A Musician Framed For Murder

1:05:38 | Jun 19th, 2017

Antione Day was starting his career as a musician when he was convicted of first-degree murder in 1992 and sentenced to 60 years. After serving a decade in prison, Mr. Day’s conviction was overturned with the help of his attorney, Howard Joseph. Whil...Show More

Season 3, Episode 1: Confess Or Die: Beating A False Confession Into Johnny Hincapie For The Murder Of A Hero

1:05:40 | Jun 12th, 2017

Johnny Hincapie was convicted as part of a gang that murdered 22-year-old tourist Brian Watkins, even though he himself was not charged with the act and neither the victim’s family nor the other attackers identified him as a perpetrator. In 1990, Bri...Show More

Season 2, Episode 13: Justice Had Just Begun: Stories from the 2017 Innocence Network Conference, Part Two

52:11 | May 1st, 2017

This special edition of Wrongful Conviction was recorded at the 2017 Innocence Network Conference in San Diego, CA, where 170 exonerees and 750 members of the innocence movement gathered to honor newly freed people and learn about the latest developm...Show More

Season 2, Episode 12: We Are A Family: Stories From The 2017 Innocence Network Conference, Part One

1:05:02 | Apr 24th, 2017

This special edition of Wrongful Conviction was recorded at the 2017 Innocence Network Conference in San Diego, CA, where 170 exonerees and 750 members of the innocence movement gathered to honor newly freed people and learn about the latest developm...Show More

Season 2, Episode 11: Live At SXSW With The San Antonio Four

44:09 | Apr 17th, 2017

In 1995, 20-year-old Elizabeth Ramirez and three of her friends —Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez — were indicted on charges of sexually molesting Ms. Ramirez’s 7-year-old and 9-year-old nieces in San Antonio, Texas. Before charges...Show More

Season 2, Episode 10: Mistaken Identity: The Wrongful Murder Conviction Of Franky Carrillo

48:56 | Apr 10th, 2017

Francisco Carrillo Jr. was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 1992 in the fatal drive-by shooting of Donald Sarpy in Lynwood. Mr. Carrillo, who was 16 at the time of the 1991 shooting, maintained his innocence through two trials and in pris...Show More

Season 2, Episode 9: Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Wrongful Conviction of Tony Wright

46:17 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Tony Wright endured two trials and 25 years in prison before a jury found him not guilty for the rape, sodomy and murder of Louise Talley, a 77-year-old woman in Philadelphia. Mr. Wright, who was only 20 years old when he was arrested in 1993, signed...Show More

Season 2, Episode 8: From Prison to Proclaiming Justice: The Wrongful Conviction of Jason Baldwin

58:40 | Mar 27th, 2017

At 16 years old, Jason Baldwin along with Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley – known as the West Memphis Three –was convicted in 1994 of killing three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. There was no DNA linking the WM3 to the crime, and some...Show More

Season 2, Episode 7: Sentenced to Death, Exonerated by DNA: The Wrongful Conviction of Kirk Bloodsworth

54:10 | Mar 20th, 2017

Kirk Bloodsworth, an honorably discharged former Marine, was the first person sentenced to death and subsequently exonerated by DNA testing. He was 22 years old in 1984 when he was arrested for the rape and murder of nine-year-old Dawn Hamilton and s...Show More

Season 2, Episode 6: Circumstantial Evidence: U.S. Army Sergeant Wrongfully Convicted Of 3 Rapes

1:03:40 | Mar 13th, 2017

On November 16, 1983, a 28-year-old woman was attacked and sexually assaulted by an unknown male as she was walking home from work in Lowell, MA. The following evening, a 23-year-old woman was attacked less than one hundred yards away from the site o...Show More

Season 2, Episode 5: Wrongful Conviction Behind Bars: Jon-Adrian Velazquez Speaks Out From Inside Sing Sing

1:17:10 | Mar 6th, 2017

Jon-Adrian “J.J.” Velazquez was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life for the 1998 shooting death of Albert Ward, a retired police officer who owned and operated an illegal gambling spot in Harlem. Ward was shot and kill...Show More

Season 2, Episode 4: Make a Difference and Live: The Wrongful Conviction of Everton Wagstaffe

52:07 | Feb 27th, 2017

Everton Wagstaffe was wrongfully convicted of the rape, kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Jennifer Negron in 1993. Mr. Wagstaffe’s conviction was based primarily on the testimony of Brunilda Capella, a 25-year-old, drug-addicted sex worker who cla...Show More

Season 2, Episode 3: 10 Days from Execution: The Wrongful Conviction of Peter Pringle

1:05:21 | Feb 20th, 2017

Peter Pringle was wrongfully convicted of an armed robbery and the murder of two police officers during a bank raid in Ireland in 1980. He was the last person sentenced to death in Ireland, and just days before a noose was to be tied around his neck,...Show More

Season 2, Episode 2: Valentines Day Special Edition: The Wrongful Conviction of Sedrick Courtney

40:06 | Feb 13th, 2017

Sedrick Courtney was wrongfully convicted of robbery with a firearm and first-degree burglary in Tulsa, OK. On April 6, 1995, two armed men wearing ski masks broke into an apartment in Mr. Courtney’s building complex and brutally beat a female victim...Show More

Season 2 Episode 1: The Wrongful Conviction of Amanda Knox

1:00:46 | Feb 6th, 2017

Amanda Knox was convicted of the murder of a 21-year-old British exchange student, Meredith Kercher, who died from knife wounds in the apartment she shared with Ms. Knox in Perugia, Italy in 2007. Ms. Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, ...Show More

Episode 11: Christmas Behind Bars: A Special Episode with Amanda Knox, Jarrett Adams, and Jeffrey Deskovic

48:22 | Dec 12th, 2016

Social scientists who have studied this issue estimate that between 4- 7% of the people in prison are innocent- that's between 100,000 and 150,000 people. In this episode Jason Flom talks to Amanda Knox, Jarrett Adams and Jeff Deskovic about what it'...Show More

Episode 10: The Wrongful Conviction of Michael Morton

54:11 | Dec 5th, 2016

Michael Morton's nightmare began in 1986, when his wife Christine was bludgeoned to death in their bed in Austin, Texas. Despite any evidence pointing to his guilt and tremendous evidence showing his innocence, he quickly became the prime suspect. At...Show More

Episode 9: The Wrongful Conviction of Douglas DiLosa

54:03 | Nov 28th, 2016

Douglas DiLosa was wrongfully convicted in 1987 of his wife's murder in Jefferson Parish, LA and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The State's case against him consisted entirely of circumstantial evidence. As if making a...Show More

Episode 8: The Wrongful Conviction of Richard Rosario

46:32 | Nov 21st, 2016

Richard Rosario was convicted of a murder that took place on Turnbull Avenue in the Bronx on June 19, 1996, based on the testimony of two witnesses who had picked his picture out of a book of police photos. There was no other evidence linking him to ...Show More

Episode 7: The Wrongful Conviction of Keith Harward

41:00 | Nov 14th, 2016

Keith Allen Harward, a Navy veteran, was wrongfully convicted of a 1982 rape and murder in Newport News, Virginia and served 33 years in prison. The assailant had broken into a home of a killed a man and brutally raped his wife. During the course of ...Show More

Episode 6: The Wrongful Conviction of Marty Tankleff

43:15 | Nov 7th, 2016

Marty Tankleff had just turned 17 when he was arrested for murdering his parents, Seymour and Arlene Tankleff in September 1988. Based on an unsigned “confession" extracted from him following many long hours of interrogation by notorious Suffolk Coun...Show More

Episode 5: The Wrongful Conviction of Derrick Hamilton

45:23 | Oct 31st, 2016

Derrick Hamilton was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1991 and served over two decades in prison after he was framed by the disgraced Detective Louis Scarcella. During an initial stint in prison in his teens for a separate wrongful conviction, Hamil...Show More

Episode 4: Love is Better Than Revenge: The Wrongful Conviction of Sunny Jacobs

1:12:10 | Oct 24th, 2016

In 1976, Sonia 'Sunny’ Jacobs was sentenced to death for the murders of Florida Highway Patrol officer Phillip Black and Donald Irwin, a visiting Canadian constable. The officers were killed during a traffic stop where Sunny was traveling with her bo...Show More

Episode 3: The Actual Innocence of Fernando Bermudez

50:24 | Oct 17th, 2016

Fernando Bermudez served over 18 years in New York State maximum security prisons. He was wrongfully convicted of murder in the shooting death of Raymond Blount in 1991. Mr. Bermudez was proven innocent in late 2009 with help from a team of pro bono ...Show More

Episode 2: Barry Gibbs: The Mafia Cops Case

47:42 | Oct 10th, 2016

Guests Barry Scheck (Co-Founder of The Innocence Project), Barry Gibbs (wrongfully served 17 years) and Vanessa Potkin (Director of Post Conviction Litigation for The Innocence Project) detail the unfathomable odyssey of Barry Gibbs in the bizarre ca...Show More

Episode 1: Raymond Santana: The Central Park Jogger Case

1:07:36 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a podcast about tragedy, triumph, unequal justice and actual innocence. Based on the files of the lawyers who freed them, Wrongful Conviction features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in pri...Show More