Wrongful Conviction Podcasts

Wrongful Conviction Podcasts

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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July 21, 2021 42 min
On September 26th, 1989, Kevin Jones and a friend drove to an apartment with $40,000 cash to buy cocaine. Jones went inside, while the friend waited down the block. Almost two hours later, the friend saw Jones’ car approaching him, but Jones was not in it. Jones was later found dead, wrapped up, beaten and shot, in the trunk of that car. Troy Coleman, the owner of the apartment, was 60 miles away in Atlantic City at the time. Despi...
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Joe Bryan was a high school principal, and his wife Mickey Bryan was a 4th-grade teacher in the small town of Clifton, TX. On Tuesday, October 15th, 1985, Mickey did not show up for work. Her body was discovered later that day in her bedroom. Joe was 120 miles away in Austin at a conference at that time. Prosecutors came up with a theory that Joe drove back to Clifton, killed his wife, and returned to Austin, using the conference a...
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On July 16, 1996, the owner of Tardy Furniture Company and three employees were found shot and killed. Curtis Flowers, who previously worked at the store, was charged with four counts of capital murder. Even though no physical evidence linked him to the crime, District Attorney Doug Evans used coerced and incentivized witnesses and racially discriminatory jury selection to send Curtis to Death Row. When his conviction was overturne...
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At age 13, Marcus Wiggins became one of many young black men to be tortured into a false statement by sadistic Chicago PD Detective Commander Jon Burge and his “Midnight Crew.” When an eyewitness foiled their first frame job, Marcus’ mother Carolyn successfully sued and exposed these men, leading Burge’s underlings to embark on a vendetta to frame Marcus Wiggins for murder. After another failed attempt in 1994, they succeeded and s...
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On January 7th, 1997, the owner of the Best Budget Inn in Oklahoma City was beaten to death with a baseball bat at his motel by admitted killer, thief, and methamphetamine addict Justin Sneed. Mr. Sneed, fearful of the death penalty, falsely accused his boss, Richard Glossip, of masterminding the murder for hire plot in exchange for leniency. Now, Richard sits on death row in Oklahoma where his time is running out. To support Rich...
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This is an updated episode that originally aired on July 29, 2020. On the night of April 25th, 1976, a wealthy, 54 year old widow was burglarized and sexually assaulted in Concord, North Carolina. Police and prosecutors then conspired to elicit a mistaken witness ID, mishandle and suppress evidence, commit perjury and ignore alibis to wrongfully convict Ronnie Long and send him to prison for 44 years. Learn more and get involved ...
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Jason Flom (“Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom” podcast) and Rabia Chaudry (“Undisclosed" podcast) got together to create a series of PSAs on how to safely respond to encounters with the police. The PSAs cover a variety of different encounters and may save your life. Please listen and share. The information and opinions shared here are not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice and do not form an attorn...
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On February 17th, 2007, paramedics were dispatched to a residence where they found an unresponsive two-year-old child who subsequently died. Evidence of abuse led to the arrest and conviction of Melissa Lucio, the child’s mother. She was sent to death row where she remains to this day. The DA on the case has since been found to be corrupt and is himself serving 13 years in prison for accepting bribes to sway the outcomes of trials....
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Chesa Boudin was elected District Attorney of San Francisco in November 2019 on a progressive platform centered on ending mass incarceration, protecting crime survivors, and addressing the root causes of crime.   Jason and Chesa talk about the challenges he faced growing up with incarcerated parents, breaking the cycle of crime, and equal enforcement of the law. https://www.sfdistrictattorney.org/ Righteous Convictions is a prod...
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Jason Flom (“Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom” podcast) and Rabia Chaudry (“Undisclosed" podcast) got together to create a series of PSAs on how to safely respond to encounters with the police. The PSAs cover a variety of different encounters and may save your life. Please listen and share. The information and opinions shared here are not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice and do not form an attorn...
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This is an updated episode that originally aired on August 12, 2020. On January 24th, 2004, a party at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple devolved into violence, resulting in one man’s death. Before the violence erupted, an overserved young man left the party into the care of his new girlfriend - only to become the murder suspect on the word of his jilted ex. Despite zero physical evidence and an unreliable eye witness, James Davis was c...
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Sister Helen Prejean is a Roman Catholic sister, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph based in New Orleans, and a leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. She is the author of the bestselling book, opera and major motion picture, Dead Man Walking. Today she joins Jason to talk about the fundamental flaws in our country's justification for the death penalty, and how human connection is the pathway...
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Jason Flom (“Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom” podcast) and Rabia Chaudry (“Undisclosed" podcast) got together to create a series of PSAs on how to safely respond to encounters with the police. The PSAs cover a variety of different encounters and may save your life. Please listen and share. The information and opinions shared here are not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice and do not form an attorn...
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Eddie Lee Howard was convicted and sentenced to death in 1994 for the rape and murder of 84-year-old Georgia Kemp in Columbus, MS. The only physical evidence against him came in the form of bite marks, not visible to the naked eye, found by the since discredited forensic dentist / junk scientist Michael West. For a detailed account of the junk science of bite mark evidence, listen to the episode “Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science ...
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Jerry Mitchell was an investigative reporter in Jackson, Mississippi for 3 decades. His stories led to the arrest and conviction of the murderers of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, and those responsible for the Birmingham, Alabama Church bombing in 1963 decades after they committed their crimes. He has since received a MacArthur Genius Grant and founded the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting. Jason talks to Jerry ab...
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Jason Flom (“Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom” podcast) and Rabia Chaudry (“Undisclosed" podcast) got together to create a series of PSAs on how to safely respond to encounters with the police. The PSAs cover a variety of different encounters and may save your life. Please listen and share. The information and opinions shared here are not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice and do not form an attorn...
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This budding boxer's biggest fight was with a prosecutor who was willing to ignore and hide overwhelming evidence of Dewey's innocence in order to convict him of a crime he did not commit. Learn more and get involved at:  https://www.harpercollins.com/products/stand-tall-dewey-bozella?variant=32123155152930 https://vimeo.com/164169981 https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com/with-jason-flom Wrongful Conviction with J...
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At age 14, Ian Manuel was sentenced to life in prison where he served 26 years, 18 of which were in solitary confinement.  The friendship Ian now shares with the woman he shot as a young teenager is a heart-wrenching story of the power of forgiveness and redemption. Ian's autobiography, My Time Will Come was released on May 4, 2021. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/610493/my-time-will-come-by-ian-manuel/ https://eji.or...
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Jason Flom (“Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom” podcast) and Rabia Chaudry (“Undisclosed" podcast) got together to create a series of PSAs on how to safely respond to encounters with the police. The PSAs cover a variety of different encounters and may save your life. Please listen and share. The information and opinions shared here are not intended to be, and should not be construed as, legal advice and do not form an attorn...
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A notorious informant father and son duo traded false information for $2k, wrongfully ensnaring 4 young men in the criminal legal system - one of whom was budding hip hop star, artist, and author, Al Cleveland. Learn more and get involved at:  Deacon Cleveland Music Al Cleveland's Artwork 3 Strands, 1 Cord: A Couple's Guide to Understanding Incarceration Baby Shark: The Childhood Genius of Daymond John https://www.ohioinn...
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