The story of Emmett Till is one that bring upon us a ton of emotion but challenges the criminal justice system. The saddening thing of his story is that is not uncommon. “If Emmett was Alive Today” Podcast, produced by Carlos Wallace and Alexandria Jack, was created to challenge the mind in various criminal justice topics. Hosted by Daphine Jack, a 12 year veteran parole officer, criminal justice expert, author, and founder of Prevention Zone Inc, she creates an environment for her guest to openly share their stories. Our goal is to not only inform but to bring CHANGE!
In 1997, Christopher Scott was wrongfully convicted of capital murder as a result of faulty eyewitness identification. Scott was exonerated in 2009, based on another man’s detailed confession – the first non-DNA case. After his release, Scott founded the House of Renewed Hope, a non-profit organization whose goal is to investigate individuals claiming actual innocence.
In 1991, Maria Shepherd was 21 years of age when she was charged in connection with her stepdaughter’s death. On the strength of the evidence of former and disgraced pathologist,
Charles Smith, Maria, in desperation to save her family, entered a false guilty plea in 1992 and was wrongly convicted of manslaughter.
It would take 25 years for Maria to clear her name. On February 29, 2016, the late Honorable Justice Marc Rosenberg woul...
Anna Vasquez was one of the four women who are known as the San San Antonio 4 and Anna fought for her innocence for 9 years. Anna Vasquez is the director of Outreach and education for the Innocence Project of Texas. Miss Vasquez took on the role after serving nearly 13 years for a crime that never occurred.
I would like to welcome you to our Wrongful Conviction Day Virtual Event Series. I am super excited to be part of the International Wrongful Conviction Day Committee big shout out to all my new family in Canada and whoever is in the U.S.
I would like to thank the committee for supporting this event and allowing me to highlight some amazing and courageous people who were wrongfully convicted.
Since 1989, over 3,320 wrongful convict...
In San Antonio, Texas, Anna Vasquez and her three friends were accused of a brutal crime. Because they had all come out as lesbians, they were wrongfully convicted for the assault of two young girls. The women are now known as the San Antonio Four, and Anna fought for her innocence for 22 years.
Anna Vasquez is the Director of Outreach and Education for the Innocence Project of Texas. Ms. Vasquez took on that role after serving a n...
Having a conversation with the grandson of one of the jurors in the trial of the two men who murdered Emmett Till.
Dwight Vick grew up in a small Mississippi town, Coffeeville, and moved to Tempe, Arizona to start a new life. Earning his Ph.D. from Arizona State University, he teaches courses at Texas A&M International University and Excelsior College. He published three books on substance abuse policy in America, c...
Russell Little is an attorney in Houston, Texas. He has practiced trial law for 36 years. He is licensed to practice in Texas in both state and federal court. He has tried over 200 cases both to a jury and the bench.
Russell’s first published book was Murder For Me, a murder mystery, in 2016. It was a Best Seller on Amazon when it was launched.
Russell also writes children’s books with his wife of 37 years, Melind...
Founder and Executive Director for the Utah Justice Coalition. Darcy first took a Criminology course her Freshman year at Utah State University in Logan, UT where she found her love and passion for reform work. Darcy then headed after her freshman year to Virginia where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. It was at George Mason University where she first toured a loca...
This is a special edition with some of the ladies from The Jack Family. Jenna Jack the wife of Brian Jack, Brianna the daughter of Jenna and Brian, Nisha the wife of Eugene Jack, and Alexandria the daughter of Lionel and Daphine Jack!
Jeanette Jones originally from Louisiana. She moved to Houston in 1992. Some months later she met her husband Min. Robert Jones. They were married for 18 years and were blessed with 4 children. Her husband passed in 2014. She was left to finishing raising her four children. Jeanette experience another devastation with her son going to prison. She talks about how she dealt with it and talked about plea bargai...
Lone Star College-University Park, criminal justice professor Jermaine Johnson, Ph.D., has proven that despite hardships and setbacks, personal growth and professional fulfillment are not just possible, but probable. Johnson’s journey growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, has taken him from gridiron star to law enforcement professional, to college professor, to dedicated mentor.
Carlos has written two books that have earned the businessman turned social activist national acclaim. “Life Is Not Complicated, You Are: Turning Your Biggest Disappointments Into Your Greatest Blessings” is currently an integral part of the Psychology curriculum at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas. His second work, “The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity” is the inspiration behind an award-winning television ...
Andy Kahan joined Crime Stoppers of Houston in June 2018 as its first-ever Director of Victim Services and Advocacy.
Prior to Crime Stoppers, Andy served as the Victim Advocate for the Mayor’s Office and Houston Police Department for 26 years before retiring and joining Crime-Stoppers of Houston to resume his career as a Victim Advocate. Andy Kahan received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 1983 from the University of ...
Anthony Graves, U.S. Death Row Exoneree #138, spent 18 ½ years behind bars, 16 of these years in solitary confinement and 12 years of my sentence on death row.
Alexandria Jack, owner of Alex & Co. communication, tells her story of success and how the title, “If Emmett was Alive Today” Podcast came to be.
Joshua Stockton was wrongfully convicted served his time and was released! Later in life he committed a crime and was convicted. He was released on parole and he is suffering the consequences for his wrongful conviction crime! Is this fair? Listen to Joshua story.
Dr. Hank Byrd is the founder of Churches With A Mission. (CWAM). CWAM is ministry has partnered with other churches to help raise the bar of discipleship. It also is a support group for the formerly incarcerated men and women who wants to make a change.
"McCartney: A Life in Lyrics" offers listeners the opportunity to sit in on conversations between Paul McCartney and poet Paul Muldoon dissecting the people, experiences, and art that inspired McCartney’s songwriting. These conversations were held during the past several years as the two collaborated on the best selling book, “The Lyrics: 1965 to Present.” Over two seasons and 24 episodes of “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics”, you’ll hear a combination master class, memoir, and improvised journey with one of the most beloved figures in popular music. Each episode focuses on one song from McCartney’s iconic catalog – spanning early Beatles through his solo work. Season 1 premieres on October 4th. “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics” is a co-production between iHeart Media, MPL and Pushkin Industries. Cover Portrait © 1967 Paul McCartney / Photographer: Linda McCartney
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