Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom

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 Mar 13, 2020
Fantastic podcast, bringing to light tragic truths of a broken system.

Alan
 Jun 24, 2019
well made and always compelling

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Wrongful Conviction Podcasts share the stories of 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 stories about tragedy, triumph, unequal justice and actual innocence.


Episode Date
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Pierre Rushing
35:12

S11E8: Pierre Rushing

On April 15th, 2011, an Oakland, CA drug dealer lost his iPod, and an addict lost his life. 5 weeks later, the questionable word of another addict derailed the promising musical career of a young man whom he had never met.

Learn more and get involved at:

https://www.change.org/p/department-of-justice-justice-for-pierre-rushing-wrongfully-convicted/u/25484884

https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

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

Jul 08, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Meek Mill - UPDATED
48:50

S11E7: Meek Mill - UPDATED

Since his release in April 2018 and the ultimate end to his legal troubles in August 2019, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is using his voice to fight on behalf of those entangled in the many trappings of the criminal legal system. He is joined by his friend, e-commerce billionaire, and co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, Michael Rubin, to discuss their shared hopes for reform.

Learn more and get involved at:

https://reformalliance.com/

https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

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

Jul 01, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Terrel Barros
30:31

S11E6: Terrel Barros

Terrel Barros, Stephen Bodden, and their friends thought they were just going out clubbing until a tragic encounter changed all that. Then, authorities compounded that tragedy, sending an innocent man to prison and the confessed killer free.

Learn more and get involved at:

http://www.change.org/freeterrelbarros

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LQPNFwumJQ

https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

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

Jun 24, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Tim Howard
35:41

S11E5: Tim Howard

Tim Howard and Brian Day were best friends with drug habits to match. Brian did some deals to support his habit, ending up in debt to some nasty characters. When Brian and Shannon Day are murdered, and their 7 month old boy, Trevor, is left for dead in a duffel bag, authorities get a case of tunnel vision for the Day’s only black friend.

Learn more and get involved at:

http://www.proclaimjustice.org

https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

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

Jun 17, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Power to the People
01:00:49

S11Bonus: Power to the People

On Thursday June 11, 2020, justice advocate and philanthropist Jason Flom moderated a forum on Facebook Live with four extraordinary leaders in civil rights, justice, and advocacy: Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors; prison industry expert Bianca Tylek; Drug Policy Alliance executive director Kassandra Frederique; and civil rights lawyer and author Alec Karakatsanis. The goal of this event was to empower people to take action, find resources, and learn how to use their unique talents/resources to move us forward in the urgent fight for racial justice.

This is a list of the many organizations mentioned during this discussion. Learn more and get involved at:

8 to Abolition https://www.8toabolition.com/

Black Lives Matter https://blacklivesmatter.com/

Blackout Collective https://blackoutcollective.org/

Black Youth Project 100 https://www.byp100.org/

Civil Rights Core https://www.civilrightscorps.org/

Dignity and Power Now http://dignityandpowernow.org/

Drug Policy Alliance https://www.drugpolicy.org/

Innocence Project http://www.innocenceproject.org

Movement for Black Lives https://m4bl.org/

People's Budget LA http://www.peoplesbudgetLA.com

Real Justice PAC https://realjusticepac.org/

Vocal New York http://www.vocal-ny.org/

Worth Rises https://worthrises.org/

https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

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

Jun 15, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Stephen Carrington
41:07

S11E4: Stephen Carrington

After a short stint in prison, Stephen Carrington was a newlywed father, training to be an EMT and getting his life back on track. However, his past would pique interest when the police came looking for his brother at the same address, and a detective would flippantly interchange the fates of two young black men.

Learn more and get involved at:

https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

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

Jun 10, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Lamonte McIntyre - UPDATED
54:29

S11E3: Lamonte McIntyre

This is an updated episode from season 4.

On April 15th, 1994, a double homicide drug hit would begin a chain of events in which a sex extortionist police detective would exact his revenge by laying one woman’s son at the mercy of the American criminal legal system.

Jason speaks with Attorney Cheryl Pilate and FBI Special Agent Al Jennerich about the underbelly of law enforcement that caused the wrongful conviction of our guest Lamonte McIntyre, who we spoke to while he was still behind bars.

Learn more and get involved at:

https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

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

Jun 03, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Damon Thibodeaux
29:43

S11E2: Damon Thibodeaux

In July of 1996, Damon Thibodeaux was visiting family, when his 14 year-old step cousin, Crystal, walked to the grocery store and never came back. When Crystal’s mother Dawn began to worry, Damon went looking for her daughter. Soon, neighbors and emergency workers would join the search that ended under the Huey P Long Bridge with a partially nude Crystal strangled to death.

However, even before the body was found, the police already had their sights on Damon for what they thought was a rape and murder. Returning guest Innocence Project Senior Staff attorney Vanessa Potkin and death row exoneree Damon Thibodeaux tell Jason this unbelievable tale of triumph over tragedy.

Learn more and get involved at:

https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

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

May 27, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Julius Jones - with Kim Kardashian West
37:05

S11E1: Julius Jones

In the fall of 1998, Julius Jones had the whole world ahead of him. He was a freshman who planned to study engineering and was attending the University of Oklahoma on an academic scholarship. The following summer, just three days after his 19th birthday, Julius was awakened and dragged out of bed, barefoot and shirtless, and taken into police custody as a murder suspect. In 2002, he was convicted of killing a prominent local businessman – this after eyewitness testimony that should have excluded the young man as a suspect, as well as overt racial bias both in the news media and in the jury box.

Julius Jones is facing execution as early as the fall of 2020.

Special guests Kim Kardashian West along with Julius’ current attorney, Dale Baich and his mother and sister, Madeline and Antoinette Jones, join Jason Flom to discuss Julius’ case and the race for the State of Oklahoma to grant him clemency before it’s too late.

Learn more and get involved at: https://www.justiceforjuliusjones.com/

https://www.change.org/p/julius-jones-is-innocent-don-t-let-him-be-executed-by-the-state-of-oklahoma

https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

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

May 20, 2020
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Peter Reilly
32:59

S10E13: Peter Reilly

Why do we tell these stories?

Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin tell us the last story of season one. It’s about Peter Reilly, one of the first modern-day false confessors.

In 1973, police continued to interrogate 18-year-old Peter until he started to believe he was actually guilty of murdering his own mother. But Peter’s friends and neighbors believed in his innocence. Their small-town campaign for Peter’s freedom was eventually joined by a host of big name celebrities.

Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin end Season 1 with Peter’s story because it helped launch the movement against wrongful convictions and false confessions. It inspires the work that Steve and Laura do to this day.

A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people.

To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

May 13, 2020
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - David McCallum
34:08

S10E12: David McCallum

Am I telling the story the way the story needs to be told?

Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin tell us the story of David McCallum, one of two New York teens wrongfully convicted of murder in 1986. Luckily for David, he had incredible allies in his corner - the famous boxer, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, and a district attorney, Ken Thompson, who was dedicated to real justice. Here comes the story of the DA and the Hurricane, and one of the men they saved.

A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people.

To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

May 06, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Dr Yusef Salaam in the Time of COVID
28:37

S10Bonus4 - Dr Yusef Salaam in the Time of COVID

Conflicting survival instincts and an internet full of misinformation has left many of us in disagreement over what is the best path forward. Once again, Jason Flom taps the wisdom of our wrongfully convicted community, while so many struggle.

In the 4th and final interview of our mini series from Wrongful Conviction Podcasts, one of the Central Park. 5, now the Exonerated 5, Dr Yusef Salaam, pulls from a deep reservoir of philosophical and spiritual learning to guide us all in making lemonade out of the lemons that we find ourselves with today. You can hear his story in both his own interview, season 6 episode 8, through the voice of his co-defendant Raymond Santana in our podcast’s premiere episode, or in the Netflix mini series “When They See Us.”

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of LAVA For Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co Co1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com.

May 04, 2020
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Chris Tapp
30:40

S10E11: Chris Tapp

How could a layperson see all the problems with this interrogation when the police couldn’t?

Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin tell us about Chris Tapp, just 20 when he endured a mind-bending, 25-hour interrogation that transformed him from an innocent man into a confessed murderer. Fortunately for Chris, he found an indomitable champion... in the victim’s mother, Carol Dodge. Carol convinced police to use a revolutionary new method of DNA identification to exonerate Chris and find her own daughter’s killer.

A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people.

To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Apr 29, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Nick Yarris in the Time of COVID
26:54

S10Bonus3 - Nick Yarris in the Time of COVID

Social distancing orders have had us on lockdown for well over a month, leaving many of us struggling with not only isolation and restricted movement, but also the looming economic implications. Jason Flom has been reaching out to our wrongfully convicted community for the kind of advice that only they can give.

In the third interview of our mini series from Wrongful Conviction Podcasts, Nick Yarris draws upon his harrowing experiences on death row to show us how to leave the existential threat behind and practice radical kindness. His story is unmatched, and you can hear it in full on our double episode 5 of season 9.

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of LAVA For Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co Co1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com.

Apr 27, 2020
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Huwe Burton
32:00

S10E10: Huwe Burton

What could make someone confess to the murder of their own mother?

Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin take us to The Bronx in 1989. Huwe Burton was sixteen years old and charged with the murder of his own mother. Even as Huwe was bulldozed into a false confession, the real killer was living in the apartment just one floor below.

A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people.

To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Apr 22, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Amanda Knox in the Time of COVID
25:50

S10Bonus2 - Amanda Knox in the Time of COVID

As we move into our 2nd month since COVID 19 was declared a global pandemic, many of us have been isolating for just as long, if not longer. Jason Flom has been reaching out to some experts - our wrongfully convicted community - for advice on how to cope with the dark side of isolation.

In the second interview of a new mini series from Wrongful Conviction Podcasts, Jason Flom speaks with Amanda Knox, a woman who was sentenced to 26 years in an Italian prison for a crime she did not commit. Her full story can be heard in the premier episode of our 2nd season.

Now, Amanda tells us about her concerns for all those isolating alone, including the currently incarcerated, and what she did to make the best use of her time, as well as to combat the absence of physical touch while in prison.

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of LAVA For Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co Co1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com.

Apr 20, 2020
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Billy Wayne Cope
25:17

S10E9: Billy Wayne Cope

Could I have somehow done this and not remembered it?

Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin bring us the story of Billy Wayne Cope- a father and husband, a man of faith, and one of many railroaded into a false confession. The interrogation techniques were so potent that Billy even started questioning his own memory. Though DNA evidence pointed to the real killer, prosecutors refused to acknowledge Billy's innocence. This case will stay with you. It certainly left a mark on Steve.

A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people.

To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Apr 15, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Damien Echols in the Time of COVID
34:09

S10Bonus1 - Damien Echols in the Time of COVID

COVID 19 has derailed our normal lives into that of isolation, restricted movement, anxiety, despair, and even the threat of death. Jason Flom knows a lot of people that have an intimate knowledge of all of these things and how to cope with them.

In the first interview of a new mini series from Wrongful Conviction Podcasts Jason Flom speaks with Damien Echols, a man who spent 18 years on death row for a crime he did not commit.

Damien tells us how he used exercise, art, structure, mental focus, and free will to not allow isolation and fear to break him plus, an epiphany that came from one man’s deadly encounter with a can of corn that continues to guide him even through our current shared reality in this time of COVID.

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of LAVA For Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co Co1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Apr 13, 2020
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Hamid Hayat
30:12

S10E8: Hamid Hayat

How could anyone believe a confession about 1,000 pole-vaulting terrorists all dressed like Ninja Turtles?

This week, Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin tell us a story with some of the most outlandish false confessions ever heard. And yet, California native, Hamid Hayat, was wrongfully convicted of terrorism in the years following the horrific 9/11 attacks. Investigators thought Hamid was part of a terrorist sleeper cell, though eventually they learned no such terrorist cell ever existed.

A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people.

To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Apr 08, 2020
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Bonus - Interview with Daniel Villegas
18:14

S10E7.1: Bonus Episode Interview with Daniel Villegas

Laura Nirider talks with Daniel Villegas about what it was like waiting for the jury to announce its verdict, how he prepared his children for the possibility he might not be coming home, and how it feels to finally focus on the future.

If you haven't heard his full story, it's right here in the podcast Feed. Just under this bonus episode. And if you've yet to watch Daniel's exoneration video, check it out on Instagram @wrongfulconviction. It's an incredible opportunity for all of us to bear witness to freedom

A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people.

To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Apr 06, 2020
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Daniel Villegas
35:04

S10E7: Daniel Villegas

How can one man save the life of a perfect stranger?

The case of Daniel Villegas shows how ordinary people can make an extraordinary difference in the fight against wrongful convictions. Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin tell the story of an unexpected hero who fought for years to turn tragedy into triumph, ending in one of the most dramatic courtroom exonerations ever seen.

A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people.

To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to https://www.centeronwrongfulconvictions.org/

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Apr 01, 2020
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Teina Pora
29:38

S10E5: Teina Pora

Have you heard about New Zealand's Brendan Dassey?

Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin take us across the globe to New Zealand with a story that hits way too close to home: a sixteen-year-old boy confessed to a rape and murder he didn’t commit. His wrongful conviction allowed the real offender, a serial rapist, to assault dozens of other women -- while Teina Pora languished behind bars for 20 years.

A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people.

To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to https://www.centeronwrongfulconvictions.org/

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Mar 25, 2020
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Matt Livers
32:50

S10E5: Matt Livers

What do police do when a confession starts falling apart? Double down...or fix it up?

Sometimes farm life isn’t as tranquil as it seems... Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin take us to small-town Nebraska where two murders shattered a peaceful Easter Sunday. The story of Matt Livers is a major plot-twister: a coerced confession, dirty cops, planted evidence, and a mysterious clue that led police to a pair of natural born killers.

A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people.

To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to https://www.centeronwrongfulconvictions.org/

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Mar 18, 2020
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Thomas Cogdell
35:15

S10E4: Thomas Cogdell

While eating a hamburger, this kid spontaneously confesses to killing his sister?

Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin take us to Camden, Arkansas, where a twelve-year-old boy is left to fend for himself against police officers who suspect him of murder. The interrogation tape is bad enough – but the worst parts happened off camera. This is the story of Thomas Cogdell.

A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people. To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to https://www.centeronwrongfulconvictions.org/

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com/

Mar 11, 2020
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Dixmoor 5
29:21

S10E3: Dixmoor 5

So their theory is that a wandering necrophiliac comes across the body and defiles it?

Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin tell the story of how five Chicago teens were wrongly convicted of the rape and murder of their classmate - and how prosecutors tried to explain away the DNA that proved them innocent. This case happened during the early 1990s, when the media was saturated with misleading stories about youth of color committing violent crimes in groups. This "superpredator" narrative drove the wrongful prosecution of the so-called Central Park Five “wolfpack” -- but it didn’t stop there.

A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people.

To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to https://www.centeronwrongfulconvictions.org/

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

This episode includes story line about and clips from Retro Report, The Superpredator Scare.

Mar 04, 2020
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Robert Davis
33:01

S10E2: Robert Davis

What can I say I did to get me out of this?

Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin use real interrogation audio to tell the shocking story of Robert Davis, a Virginia teenager who in 2003 falsely confessed to a double murder after enduring an interrogation complete with death threats, lies about the evidence, and fact-feeding, only to tell investigators, "I’m lying to you, full front to your face."

A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has exonerated more than forty innocent people.

To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to https://www.centeronwrongfulconvictions.org/

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for

Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Feb 26, 2020
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Origin Story
25:43

S10E1: Origin Story

Why would anyone confess to a crime they didn’t commit?

Hosts Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, co-directors at Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions and central figures in the smash hit Netflix docuseries Making a Murderer, introduce themselves, their work, their passion, and the origin story behind their tireless efforts to free the wrongfully convicted.

A portion of this podcast series’ proceeds will be donated to the Center on Wrongful Convictions. To donate, learn more, or get involved, go to http://www.centeronwrongfulconvictions.org/

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Learn more and get involved at https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Feb 19, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Julie Rea
55:17

S9E13: The Insult and Injury of Julie Rea

On October 13th, 1997, Julie Rea’s nightmare would begin, when an intruder broke into her home, killed her son Joel, and the authorities would begin a bumbling, tunnel vision investigation to pin the murder on her. With their blinders on, the incompetent investigators would inadvertently destroy or fail to capture vital evidence of the intruder’s presence at the crime scene. They would ignore developing leads that implicated the 3rd party to this horrific crime of which Julie still cannot speak. The prosecution’s blood spatter “expert” who played an integral role in Julie’s conviction at her first trial would become, according to jurors, “a powerful witness for the defense” under more competent cross examination at her retrial.

The state would later willfully ignore the intruder’s confession and crassly attempt to conceal the new evidence from the retrial jury. Their gross misconduct only added insult to this grave injury. Julie was acquitted in 2006 and formally exonerated in 2010 with the help of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law under the leadership of Karen Daniel to whom this episode is dedicated. Karen’s colleague and one of Julie’s attorneys, Ron Safer, joins Julie and Jason to both pay tribute to Karen and tell Julie’s terrifying story.

You can read more about the life and career of Karen Daniel here: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-karen-daniel-obit-20191227-h3jbt3ch3ff7naqdin6kletytu-story.html

You can read the NY Times article mentioned in this episode here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/magazine/she-was-exonerated-of-the-murder-of-her-son-her-life-is-still-shattered.html

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

Feb 12, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Herman Atkins
42:50

S9E12: Herman Atkins: Father and Child Reunion

Herman Atkins was a disciplined student athlete who enjoyed refurbishing old cars, growing up in the rigid household of a California highway patrolman. On January 25th, 1986, Herman Atkins was paying an auto mechanic for an engine rebuild when an armed robber stepped to the 2 men, grabbed the cash, and fled on foot. Herman grabbed the mechanic’s gun and chased the robber, firing warning shots into the air. The robber turned a corner, and Herman heard more gunshots. When he got to the corner, there were cop cars, and several people had been wounded by gunshots, including 2 police officers. Herman ditched the gun and retreated.

On April 8th, 1986, Herman Atkins is in Texas for the birth of one of his children, when an armed man entered a strip mall shoe store in Lake Elsinore, CA, forced the 23 year old female clerk to perform oral sex on him, ejaculated, leaving semen on her sweater, and stole $130 in cash and the clerk’s jewelry. When authorities caught up with Herman in November of that year while he was visiting family in Phoenix, AZ, Herman was finally made aware that he was wanted for both the January 25th incident and the Lake Elsinore kidnapping, robbery, and rape.

After multiple cross racial eyewitness misidentifications, a jailhouse snitch seeking leniency, and both police and prosecutorial misconduct, Herman was wrongfully convicted, sentenced to 47 years and 8 month in prison, and shunned by his father. After hitting the law books in prison and gaining the support of the Innocence Project, the semen stained sweater was tested for DNA, excluding and exonerating Herman. Despite this and his civil litigation victories, Herman was not truly whole again until mending the rift caused by what he describes as his father’s treason against the father-son relationship.

You can delve deeper into Herman’s story through the documentary “After Innocence” or in his book “Wrongfully Convicted, Rightfully Committed: The Reincarnation of Herman Atkins After 12 Years in Prison,” available soon wherever books are sold. He is also available for speaking engagements on the topics of judicial reform, the aftermath of exoneration, as well as his own story.

http://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

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

Feb 05, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - John Restivo
42:31

S9E10: 3 For the Crime of One: The Wrongful Convictions of John Kogut, Dennis Halstead, and John Restivo

On December 5th, 1984, the naked body of Theresa Fusco was pulled out of a wooded area in Lynbrook, NY - the 3rd in a string of recent disappearances, putting pressure on police to find the monster among them. The medical examiner determined that the presence of semen implied that a rape had occurred and the cause of death was ligature strangulation. Dennis Halstead had been linked to one of the victims, and in a police interview about Halstead, John Restivo inadvertently mentioned an occasional employee John Kogut. When police interrogated Kogut for 12 hours, during which interrogators lied to him about his failing a polygraph, Kogut signed a confession that was hand-written by one of the detectives and contained all of the information authorities knew at the time, looping in the 3 men as the perpetrators.

With the false confession, a coerced and flipped alibi witness, evidence tampering, and the victim’s hair said to have been found in Restivo’s van, the trio were convicted and sentenced to 33 and a half years in prison. Despite years of obstruction, DNA testing would later exclude all three men and repeatedly implicate a still unknown assailant. John Restivo and Innocence Project Senior Staff Attorney Nina Morrison joined Jason at the Atlanta Innocence Network Conference to tell this amazing and terrifying tale.

http://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

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

Jan 29, 2020
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Trailer
01:57

Wrongful Conviction False Confessions - Trailer

Launching February 19th, 2020, Wrongful Conviction False Confessions is a powerful 13-episode podcast that tells the story of twelve real false confessions, using actual audiotapes from inside the interrogation room and diving deep into the disturbing psychological techniques used to extract confessions from innocent suspects.

Hosted by Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin, famed attorneys, co-directors at Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions, and central figures in the smash global hit Netflix docuseries "Making a Murderer," the Wrongful Conviction False Confessions podcast asks – and answers – the question: why would an innocent person confess to a crime he didn’t commit?

From overnight interrogations to blatant lies, false promises of freedom, and death threats, Wrongful Conviction False Confessions tells stories of ordinary people who found themselves in a criminal justice nightmare – trapped inside the interrogation room with no choice but to admit to crimes that they never committed.

http://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Wrongful Conviction False Confessions is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Jan 23, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Stefon Morant
41:49

S9E9: Stefon Morant and The Kingpin’s Payroll

In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Stefon Morant and Scott Lewis were selling drugs for organized crime figure Frank Parise. When Frank was set to go away on a weapon’s charge, he asked Scott to take over the drug dealing arm of his criminal enterprise, but Scott wasn’t trying to go deeper into illegal activity. When he refused, Frank tapped a detective he had on the payroll, Vincent Raucci.

On October 11th, 1990, former New Haven, CT alderman Ricardo Turner and his lover Lamont Fields were shot dead in their bed, and Raucci knew just who to pin it on. How would he make it stick? By extracting a false confession from Scott’s good friend Stefon - one he would never sign. His refusal to participate in Scott’s railroading sealed him to the same fate. Stefon was in the Carolinas at the time of the murders, but that didn’t matter. Raucci put the screws to another character in the New Haven drug game, Ovil Ruiz, who would name Scott and Stefon in his false confession in exchange for leniency in his own legal troubles.

With the help of Raucci’s direct supervisor, Detective Sweeney, an FBI investigation, and the tireless aid of some Ivy League law school students under the tutelage of professor Brett Dignam, Scott Lewis would eventually be fully exonerated. However, the District Attorney would only allow Stefon to cop a plea, rather than be declared innocent as well. The man that was targeted for wrongful conviction simply for knowing Scott Lewis is still fighting for exoneration from the outside for the same crimes that Scott was exonerated for in 2016.

The trailer for the documentary “120 Years” about Scoot and Stefon’s case can be found here: https://www.120yearsfilm.com/

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Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Jan 22, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Patrick Pursley
34:35

S9E8: The Persistence of Patrick Pursley

On April 2nd, 1993, 22 year old Andrew Ascher and Becky George sat in his parked car by her brother’s apartment building on Silent Road in Rockford, IL, when a black man in a blue ski mask approached the vehicle, announcing a stick up. While Becky frantically fished in her purse for some money, the armed robber shot Andrew twice. Both of the bullets and their casings were retrieved from the crime scene and during the autopsy. Meanwhile, across town, Patrick Pursley celebrated his son’s birthday in the apartment he shared with his girlfriend Samantha Crabtree. Over 2 months later, as the police came up empty on Andrew’s murder, an acquaintance of Patrick and Samantha’s, Marvin Windham, traded false information with the police through Crime Stoppers that implicated Patrick in exchange for leniency in his own legal matters, as well as a $2,650 reward. It was also revealed at trial that Windham had a long time crush on Samantha. Police obtained a search warrant, retrieved a Taurus 9mm from their apartment, and interrogated Samantha, threatening to take away her children if they didn’t get the story they wanted in the form of a confession and an immediate grand jury testimony - a testimony she would later recant at trial. But, with her coerced confession on the record, Windham’s “hot tip”, and conflicting expert ballistics testimony about the murder weapon and the Taurus 9mm found at the apartment, Patrick Pursley was convicted of 1st degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

In this episode, recorded in front of a live audience at ComplexCon Chicago 2019, Patrick tells Jason of his wrongful conviction and subsequent fight for freedom, including how he changed a law from inside prison in order to obtain the ballistic testing necessary to set himself free.

http://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Jan 15, 2020
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Perry Lott
51:46

S9E7: Perry Lott: Another Innocent Man in Ada, Oklahoma

At 1:15 AM on November 2nd, 1987, in Ada, Oklahoma, Donna Reed felt a gun at the back of her head as she unlocked her door. She was robbed, burglarized, and raped by an otherwise nondescript black man who had a gold tooth. While filming a Crime Stoppers video about the incident, Detective Jeff Crosby approached bystander Perry Lott. Noticing his gold tooth, Perry was brought in for questioning and a line up despite his alibi. With all the other men in the line up wearing foil to simulate a gold tooth, Perry was identified as the attacker. In absence of any other evidence beyond the eyewitness identification, Mr Lott was convicted and sentenced to 300 years in prison. After 25 years of appeals and parole hearings, the Innocence Project was able to test the 1987 rape kit for Perry’s DNA, ultimately excluding him as the perpetrator.

This interview was recorded at an art gallery opening for Rob Will, another innocent man currently on death row in Texas and features Perry Lott and Eric Cullen, the private investigator who conducted the interview with Donna Reed alongside Detective Jeff Crosby where Ms Reed recanted her eyewitness identification. After 30 years in prison, Perry Lott agreed to a sentence modification in the form of time served rather than risking his fate on the Oklahoman authorities’ willingness to accept the facts in this case. He is currently on lifetime probation and fighting to clear his good name.

http://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Jan 08, 2020
S9E+ - Best Wishes From Wrongful Conviction + 2 Week Break
06:10

S9E+ - Best Wishes From Wrongful Conviction + 2 Week Break

Happy Holidays from everyone at Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom! Jason takes some time to reflect on all that happened this year and wishes everyone the best in the year to come. We will be taking a 2 week break from new releases and coming back strong for 2020 on January 8th!

If you’d like to brighten someone’s day and write to an inmate, please do so through: http://booksthroughbars.org/

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Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Dec 24, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Clemente Aguirre
56:42

S9E6: Clemente Aguirre - Deadly Options

Coming of age in Honduras, Clemente “Shorty” Aguirre was faced with a choice: join MS13 or die. He moved to Nicaragua with his grandmother instead, but with no economic prospects, he chose to come to the United States as an undocumented immigrant. Life was calm for a while, as he worked as a cook and lived in a trailer park, where he had found a place in a nice community of friends. Then, on June 17th, 2004, after a long night out, Shorty dropped by a neighboring trailer shared by his friends Cheryl Williams, part-time by her daughter Samantha, and her mother Carol Bareis. They were known for always having a stockpile of beer, and Shorty was going to ask them for an early morning nightcap, when he discovered Cheryl and Carol had been stabbed and were lying in pools of their own blood. Not thinking clearly in that dramatic moment, he inserted himself into the crime scene, while he checked their bodies for signs of life. Realizing that they were gone and that making a call to the police would certainly get him deported to a country where MS13 awaited his return, he went to his own trailer to lay low. Later that day, he came forward to investigators with his discovery and became the prime suspect. With the combination of an ineffective public defender, the prosecution’s tunnel vision, and plenty of circumstantial evidence, Clemente would be tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. Later, Shorty was able to get the attention of the Innocence Project who tested the 197 pieces of crime scene evidence for DNA, excluding Clemente and pointing to Cheryl’s own daughter, Samantha, as the true perpetrator - a finding corroborated by her multiple confessions to friends and neighbors.

If you feel compelled to support Clemente, please go to: https://www.mightycause.com/story/Clementeaguirree2019

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Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Dec 18, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Nick Yarris: Part 1
48:25

S9E5: Nick Yarris: Waylaid By A Lie - Part 1

On December 16th, 1981, Linda Mae Craig was found beaten, raped, and stabbed to death in a church parking lot about a mile and a half away from where her car was discovered. A few days later, Nick Yarris, a troubled young man linked with petty crimes and substance abuse, was pulled over for a traffic violation in a stolen car and got into an altercation with the arresting officer that included an accidental discharge of the officer’s service pistol. This incident spiraled into a laundry list of charges. Yarris had seen the news about Linda Mae Craig, and in a desperate attempt to save himself, he tried to trade false information about her attacker to garner leniency. When authorities got wind of his trickery, they turned the charges on Nick. The prosecution manipulated several eyewitness testimonies, hid or destroyed the case history, and employed misleading serology in order to obtain his wrongful conviction. However, between his first day in prison to exoneration by the biological evidence that put him there, Nick Yarris lived (and continues to live) out one of the greatest and most unbelievable stories ever told. In part 1 of Nick Yarris’ story, he tells us about surviving sexual assault, repeated run-ins with the law, getting waylaid by his own lie, his trial and conviction, “Gladiator Sundays,” and accidentally (yet successfully) escaping from death row, only to turn himself in when he reached Florida - a state where he is still not welcome as a free man. Comparing Nick Yarris’ story to a rollercoaster ride would only serve as a compliment to roller coasters. For example, in 2008, Nick Yarris sued Delaware County and won $4 million. Then, it was stolen from him, and we didn’t even cover that in this episode.

http://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Dec 11, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Nick Yarris: Part 2
42:04

S9E5: Nick Yarris: Waylaid By A Lie - Part 2

In part 2 of the Nick Yarris story, we pick up where we left off with Nick turning himself in after his unintentional escape from death row. It’s about 3 years and 2 months after Linda Mae Craig was found beaten, raped, and stabbed to death in a church parking lot in Chichester, PA. As you’ve already heard Nick recount, he had an altercation with a police officer during a traffic stop that led to an accidental discharge of the officer’s gun, followed by a laundry list of trumped up charges. In a turn of events that he would come to sincerely regret, Nick tried to exchange false information about Linda Mae Craig’s attacker for his own freedom. When caught in his lie, the state fixed a case against him that would lead to an almost 22 year stint on death row. Eventually, the same biological evidence that was used to convict him became the evidence that would set him free and win him $4 million in his civil suit against Delaware County, Pennsylvania. In the 2nd half of this interview, Nick Yarris tells us about his encounters with other innocent men and serial killers alike, being the 1st to request post conviction DNA testing from death row, his education, exoneration, botched release, and his life, post exoneration. His incredible story has served to inform a truly unique, yet relatable, perspective. Nick Yarris is currently available for speaking engagements and can be reached on social media or through his website: http://www.nickyarris.org.

http://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Dec 11, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Jens Soering: UPDATED + ADDITIONAL CONTENT
01:01:20

Jens Soering: Fatal Attraction to Free Man

This is an updated episode from season 8 with 22 minutes of new content.

In 1985, Derek and Nancy Haysom were found brutally stabbed to death in their Bedford County, VA home - both nearly decapitated. When their daughter Elizabeth Haysom became a prime suspect, she and her boyfriend, Jens Soering, the son of a German diplomat, fled the country. The authorities finally caught up with them in London, and if extradited and found guilty, Elizabeth would face the electric chair. Under the illusion that his father’s diplomatic status would protect him from facing the death penalty in Virginia, Jens sacrificed himself for Elizabeth and gave a false confession that was riddled with inconsistencies. Upon learning of his misunderstanding and before being extradited to the US for trial, Jens fought and won a landmark judgment (Soering v UK) in the European Court of Human Rights, protecting himself from facing the death penalty upon his deliverance to Virginia. At Jens’ trial, prosecutor Jim Updike told the jury that Soering's confession was corroborated by several drops of type O blood at the crime scene - Jens’ blood type. None of the Haysoms had type O, so the blood had to be his. Updike repeated this claim 26 times. Jens was sentenced to 2 consecutive life terms. Elizabeth was convicted as an accessory. After almost 30 years in prison, DNA testing eliminated Jens Soering as a possible source of the type O blood at the scene. In 2017, two independent DNA scientists confirmed these findings, and they also found DNA evidence showing the presence of a second unknown man with type AB blood. The crime remains unsolved; however, Jens Soering’s wrongful conviction remains on his record. After over 33 years in prison, he was paroled on November 25th, 2019, along with Elizabeth Haysom.

In this episode, you will hear excerpts of the original interview with Jens Soering, novelist John Grisham, and Sheriff J.E. "Chip” Harding of Albemarle County, VA. Then, Jens and Jason go over parole board strategy with Dr Phil, and finally, we hear reactions from Amanda Knox and Sheriff Harding - both of whom worked so hard on Jens’ behalf.

Thanks to the amazing Small Town Big Crime podcast for providing additional audio.

Thanks to the very generous Freedom Wynn for additional engineering. 

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Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava For Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1 and PRX.

Dec 04, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Daniel Holtzclaw
45:26

S9E3: Daniel Holtzclaw and the Court of Public Opinion

At 2 AM, on June 18th, 2014, Daniel Holtzclaw finished up his shift as an Oklahoma City police officer and made his way home in his all black cruiser. He saw a car swerving and pulled over 57-year-old daycare provider Jannie Ligons. About 3 hours later, Ms Ligons would claim that Officer Holtzclaw forced her to perform oral sodomy through the fly of his uniform pants from the back seat of his squad car. Her mouth swab would come up empty for Daniel’s DNA, as would a search of his uniform for hers, but nonetheless, an investigation would be launched into Daniel Holtzclaw’s field contacts with at risk African American women, soliciting stories of sexual impropriety. 21 accusers made allegations, and a media circus ensued, bolstering a grim and growing narrative of law enforcement officers abusing their authority. 8 of those 21 claims were immediately dismissed by investigators, and they still moved forward with the 13 other questionable or otherwise ill-fitting claims. Through the misconstruing of DNA evidence, 8 of the remaining 13 allegations resulted in 18 convictions. Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw is currently serving a 263 year sentence in an undisclosed correctional facility under an assumed name for crimes he did not commit.

Please listen to our coverage and find  out more at: http://www.freedanielholtzclaw.com.

Sign the petition in support of Daniel’s freedom at: https://www.change.org/p/free-daniel-holtzclaw-an-innocent-man-wrongfully-convicted

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Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts, in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Nov 27, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Bobbie Jean Johnson
33:32

S9E2: The Vulnerable and Tragic Life of Bobbie Jean Johnson

Bobbie Jean Johnson was given up for adoption at birth, survived abuse in foster care, and ran away into the sex trade of New Orleans as a teenager. In 1977, a New Orleans antiquities dealer, Arthur Samson, was shot in the stomach and stabbed approximately 100 times inside his shop at 1130 St Charles Ave. His store was ransacked, and the safe was missing about $2,000. A month later police stopped 2 men and Bobbie Jean Johnson for a traffic violation in a stolen car. At the time Johnson was not a suspect, but police were on the lookout for a .32 caliber revolver. They found one in Bobbie Jean’s purse. She endured a violent interrogation that resulted in a tape recorded false confession, riddled with inconsistencies. One of the men that had been in the car with Johnson told police that he had slipped the gun into her purse while they were being pulled over, but his statement was both ignored by the prosecution and hidden from the defense. To make matters worse, her trial lawyer, Thomas Baumler, had been described as a “warm body”. In 1978, Bobbie Jean Johnson was convicted of 1st degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. After serving 41 years behind bars, Bobbie Jean continued to maintain her innocence; however, she was forced to plead guilty to manslaughter and armed robbery in order to obtain her freedom in February of 2018. To make this story even more tragic, Bobbie Jean spent less than 18 months as a free woman before passing away.

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Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Nov 20, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Rodney Reed: **BREAKING NEWS + ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY FROM DR PHIL**
50:39

S9E1: Rodney Reed: An Innocent Man On Death Row With One Last Chance For Justice

Stacey Stites and Police Officer Jimmy Fennell were engaged, but Stacey was having an affair with Rodney Reed. On April 23rd, 1996, Stacey’s lifeless body was discovered, lying face up next to a dirt road near Bastrop, TX. Jimmy Fennell was a prime suspect until 3 spermatozoa found in Stacey’s body were matched to Rodney Reed. The state alleged that Rodney did not know Ms. Stites, intercepted her on her 3AM drive to work, raped and strangled her, and left her on the side of that dirt road, while abandoning the truck in a high school parking lot. With no other evidence of Rodney found in the truck, on the body, or at the scene; the state’s forensic experts incorrectly asserting that intact spermatozoa could not survive passed 24 hours; and Stacey’s whereabouts being known for the 24 hours prior to 3AM; Rodney Reed was found guilty and sentenced to death in 1998. The state’s forensic experts have since disavowed their testimony, and Rodney Reed continues to maintain that the presence of his semen was a result of consensual intercourse from late in the night of the 21st (early morning, 22nd). In this premiere episode of the 9th season of Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom, we go to death row to speak with Rodney Reed. His attorney Bryce Benjet talks to us about the case. His brother Rodrick Reed tells us about his advocacy for his brother and the Reed Justice Initiative. And, forensic pathology legend Dr. Michael Baden retells his sworn testimony given at a hearing for a new trial in October 2017, disputing the time of death. The corrected time of death places Ms Stites in her apartment with Fennell when she died, according to his testimony at trial. When asked about this discrepancy, Mr. Fennell invoked his 5th amendment rights.

Rodney Reed is scheduled for execution on November 20th, 2019.

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Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Nov 16, 2019
SEASON 9 PREMIERE TRAILER: RODNEY REED
0:50

Season 9 Premiere Trailer: Rodney Reed

Jason Flom visited Rodney Reed on death row in Texas. Despite overwhelming scientific and alibi evidence, Rodney remains scheduled to be executed on November 20th, 2019 for the rape and murder of Stacey Stites - a crime he did not commit. The evidence points directly at Stacey's fiancee, Jimmy Fennell, a police officer, who later allegedly confessed to her murder to another inmate while he was in prison for a separate violent crime - a kidnapping and rape that he committed while on duty, in uniform. Time is running out to save the life of this innocent man and bring him home where he belongs. On November 13th, we will release the interview Jason did with Rodney and tell the story of his unfathomable situation. We also speak with his attorney Bryce Benjet, his brother Rodrick, and world renowned forensic pathologist Dr Michael Baden. Rodney Reed's case is receiving massive support from Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Police Officer Associations, Colin Kaepernick, Shaun King, and bi-partisan political support. This may be the most important and urgent episode of Wrongful Conviction yet.

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Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Nov 08, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Valentino Dixon: UPDATED
58:40
Nov 06, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Dr. Yusef Salaam: UPDATED
58:39
Oct 30, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Amanda Knox: UPDATED
53:58
Oct 23, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Raymond Santana - UPDATED
01:00:11
Oct 16, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Jimmy Dennis: UPDATED
59:24
Oct 09, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Brendan Dassey and Laura Nirider
41:07

This special edition of Wrongful Conviction features Jason Flom’s exclusive interview with Brendan Dassey from behind bars—the only interview ever conducted with Brendan.   The case against Brendan, and his uncle Steven Avery, is the subject of Netflix’s hit series Making a Murderer.  In 2006, 16 year old Wisconsin special education student Brendan Dassey gave a videotaped confession to the murder and sexual assault of a young woman named Teresa Halbach.  That confession – extracted from Brendan after four interrogations over a 48 hour period – has been widely recognized as false and coerced due to Brendan’s inability to describe the crime accurately without being told the "right" answers by his interrogators.  In fact, Brendan recanted his confession immediately, and no evidence connects him to Halbach’s disappearance. Nonetheless, he was convicted based on that confession and sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole before 2048. In 2016, two courts threw out Brendan's confession and overturned his conviction – and Brendan came within twelve hours of release – before a federal appeals court reversed course on legal grounds.  After visiting Brendan in prison, Jason Flom and Brendan’s attorney, Laura Nirider of the Center on Wrongful Convictions, unravel the case as Brendan joins them by phone from behind bars. Their conversation touches on hope, resilience, and the fact that Brendan – who will turn 30 on October 19, 2019 – has already lost fourteen of his life to wrongful imprisonment.

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Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava For Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co. No1 and PRX.

Oct 02, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Joe Berlinger
01:11:50
Apr 22, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Messiah Johnson
44:38
Apr 15, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Gloria Killian
55:14
Apr 08, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Kenzi Snider
01:04:06
Mar 25, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Harold “House” Moore
52:37
Mar 18, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Matthew Charles
41:35
Mar 11, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Darnell Phillips
45:31
Mar 04, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Vincent Atchity and Kelly Grimes
46:26
Feb 25, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Fred Clay
57:57
Feb 18, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - John Grisham
52:37
Feb 11, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Jens Soering
01:08:19
Feb 04, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Season 8 Trailer
01:24
Feb 02, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Marty Tankleff
35:34
Jan 28, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Jeffrey Deskovic
55:23
Jan 22, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Dusty Turner
54:17
Jan 14, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Sunny Jacobs
01:03:38
Jan 08, 2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Crystal Weimer
46:34
Dec 17, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Timothy Tyler
01:10:16
Nov 20, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Ndaba Mandela
44:20
Nov 12, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Lara Bazelon
57:27
Oct 30, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Vote YES on Amendment 2
41:32
Oct 22, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Sadhguru
50:15
Oct 15, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Rafael Madrigal
49:17
Oct 09, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Damien Echols
01:06:22
Oct 01, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Noura Jackson
01:01:42
Sep 24, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Amanda Knox
53:58
Sep 17, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Susan King
57:22
Sep 10, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Kim Kardashian West
57:59
Sep 05, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Preview of Kim Kardashian West
01:19
Sep 04, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Raymond Santana
01:00:11
Aug 27, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Luis Vargas
58:21
Aug 20, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Meek Mill
54:16
Aug 13, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Kerry Porter
50:58
Aug 06, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Calvin Johnson
50:10
Jul 30, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Shabaka Shakur
01:02:45
Jul 16, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Guy Miles
55:17
Jul 09, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - De’Marchoe Carpenter and Malcolm Scott
01:08:10
Jul 02, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Pete Ouko
01:00:56
Jun 25, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Steven Barnes
59:23
Jun 18, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Calvin Buari
01:03:51
Jun 11, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Season 6 Trailer
01:14
Jun 07, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Andre Hatchett
48:09
May 14, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Angel Cordero
53:13
May 07, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - John Moss
46:09
Apr 30, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Rodney Robert
53:00
Apr 23, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Blaise Lobato
54:26
Apr 16, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - John Huffington
01:01:16
Apr 09, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Malcolm Alexander
54:02
Apr 02, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Ronald Cotton
01:02:52
Mar 26, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Leroy Harris
43:46
Mar 19, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Jimmie Gardner
01:01:45
Mar 12, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Jason Strong
40:36
Mar 05, 2018
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - David McCallum
01:01:54
Dec 18, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Vanessa Gathers
50:08
Dec 11, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Ronald Simpson-Bey
46:28
Dec 04, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Michelle Murphy
50:19
Nov 27, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Noura Jackson
01:01:42
Nov 20, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Jeffrey Deskovic
55:23
Nov 13, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Dusty Turner
54:17
Nov 06, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Kian Khatibi
50:00
Oct 30, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Updates from Behind Bars: Lamonte McIntyre & Jon-Adrian Velazquez
01:13:45
Oct 23, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Ryan Ferguson
52:06
Oct 16, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Lorenzo Johnson
42:00
Oct 09, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Lucinda Hites-Clabaugh
47:24
Oct 02, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Lamonte McIntyre
01:05:31
Sep 25, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Andrew Krivak
01:04:08
Aug 21, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Crystal Weimer
46:34
Aug 14, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Brian Ferguson
49:59
Aug 07, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Angel Gonzalez
51:01
Jul 31, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Jerry Miller
53:19
Jul 24, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Robert Jones
57:25
Jul 17, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Jerome Morgan
55:34
Jul 10, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Daniel Tapia
50:58
Jul 03, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Anthony DiPippo
51:41
Jun 26, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Antione Day
51:10
Jun 19, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Johnny Hincapie
50:50
Jun 12, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - 2017 Innocence Network Conference, Part Two
44:00
May 01, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - 2017 Innocence Network Conference, Part One
58:33
Apr 24, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - The San Antonio Four
44:10
Apr 17, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Franky Carrillo
42:26
Apr 10, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Tony Wright
39:03
Apr 03, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Jason Baldwin
49:54
Mar 27, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Kirk Bloodsworth
53:31
Mar 20, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Dennis Maher
55:31
Mar 13, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Jon-Adrian Velazquez
01:11:17
Mar 06, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Everton Wagstaffe
46:22
Feb 27, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Peter Pringle
01:00:54
Feb 20, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Sedrick Courtney
34:13
Feb 13, 2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Christmas Behind Bars
37:20
Dec 12, 2016
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Michael Morton
43:54
Dec 05, 2016
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Douglas DiLosa
46:15
Nov 28, 2016
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Richard Rosario
36:30
Nov 21, 2016
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Keith Harward
30:38
Nov 14, 2016
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Marty Tankleff
35:34
Nov 07, 2016
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Derrick Hamilton
37:33
Oct 31, 2016
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Sunny Jacobs
01:03:38
Oct 24, 2016
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Fernando Bermudez
41:53
Oct 17, 2016
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Barry Gibbs
40:26
Oct 10, 2016
Trailer 2: Wrongful Conviction Audio Trailer #2
02:37
Sep 15, 2016
Trailer 1: Audio Trailer for Season 1 of Wrongful Conviction
02:09
Aug 30, 2016