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Wrongful Conviction Podcasts

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.

Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science - Footwear Comparison Evidence

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  • 2.6K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 37:47

Josh Dubin speaks with Bill Osinski, journalist and author of “Guilty By Popular Demand.” Even when done correctly, impression analysis of evidence, like shoe prints and tire tracks, is purely subjective. Many experts recognize its limitations. But one so-called “expert” in particular pushed the limits of this forensic discipline to produce horrific outcomes. Learn more and get involved. http://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Willie “Pete” Williams

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  • 1.5K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 35:57

S11E16: Willie “Pete” Williams In the spring of 1985, a rapist with a very specific M.O. was on the loose along a stretch of Roswell Road between the city of Atlanta and Fulton County. Somehow it did not matter to the less than scrupulous district attorney when the attacks continued after a composite sketch nabbed the wrong man. Learn more and get involved at: https://nacdl.org/ https://www.georgiainnocenceproject.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.

Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science - Hair Microscopy Evidence

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  • 2.2K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 36:41

Josh Dubin speaks with Vanessa Antoun, Senior Resource Counsel at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) to learn about Hair Microscopy Evidence. Even when examined under a microscope, the similarities that can be observed between two hairs are open to wide interpretation, there are no definitive traits that can prove with any scientific certainty that a suspect’s hair matches a hair found at a crime scene. Yet hair comparison analysis was still being used to falsely identify and convict innocent people up until the year 2000 and people are still incarcerated who were convicted based on this false evidence. So how did this evidence get admitted into courts in the first place? Learn more and get involved. https://www.nacdl.org/ innocenceproject.org/exoneree-fund-2020 http://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Kristine Bunch

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  • 1.4K views
  • over 3 years ago
  • 47:54

S11E15: Kristine Bunch In the early morning hours of June 30th, 1995, 21 year old mother Kristine Bunch awoke in a carbon monoxide haze to the decimation of her entire world - only for junk science and the false testimony of an actual scientist to make matters worse. Learn more and get involved at: https://www.justis4justus.org/ https://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com/podcast/s11e16-wrongful-conviction-junk-science-arson-evidence 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.

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Randal Padgett

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  • 2.2K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 54:31

S11E14: Randal Padgett At the tail end of the 1980’s, Randal Padgett was living an idyllic rural life of farm and family, when admittedly he made his biggest mistake that began with a skinny dipping joke. Learn more and get involved at: https://www.questforjusticethebook.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.

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - James Davis

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  • 1.4K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 01:03:56

S11E13: James Davis 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. Learn more and get involved at: https://www.change.org/p/brooklyn-district-attorney-eric-gonzalez-free-james-davis?redirect=false https://youtu.be/weiNinFs6qM 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.

Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science - Bloodstain Pattern Evidence

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  • 3.6K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 34:57

Josh Dubin, civil rights and criminal defense attorney, and Innocence Ambassador to the Innocence Project in New York explores bloodstain pattern evidence with Pamela Colloff, senior reporter at ProPublica and staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. Bloodstain pattern experts falsely claim that they can identify the culprit of violent crimes. But, bloodstain pattern evidence has no grounding in any verifiable science. So how did this kind of junk science become admissible? Learn more and get involved. Pamela Coloff’s two part story on the Joe Bryan case Blood Will Tell - ProPublica Part 1 https://features.propublica.org/blood-spatter/mickey-bryan-murder-blood-spatter-forensic-evidence/ Part 2 https://features.propublica.org/blood-spatter/joe-bryan-conviction-blood-spatter-forensic-evidence/ National Academy of Sciences: Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/228091.pdf http://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Jamal Trulove

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  • 1.9K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 45:53

S11E12: Jamal Trulove In the summer of 2007, Jamal Trulove was an aspiring rapper from San Francisco’s Sunnydale projects. He had hoped that scoring himself a role on a reality television show would help his music career. Instead, his appearance on television would help police pin a July 27 murder on him. Over 30 witnesses, including Jamal himself, would not snitch, but someone had to go down for it. His most momentous mention on television yet would occur during the 2020 Democratic Primary debate. 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.

Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science - Bite Mark Evidence

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  • 1.8K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 30:12

Introducing Josh Dubin, civil rights and criminal defense attorney, and Innocence Ambassador to the Innocence Project in New York. On the debut episode of Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science, Josh explores bite mark evidence. Like other forms of junk science used in criminal trials, bite mark evidence does not benefit crime victims or their loved ones. So why is it treated like credible science? It turns out that the charade of bite mark evidence is actually older than the United States. Learn more and get involved. http://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science - Trailer

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  • 1.8K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 01:55

True scientific expertise, built through rigorous study and review, is absolutely vital in a court of law. But what happens when one claims to be an expert - in a discipline that isn’t based in science at all? Meet renowned attorney and Innocence Project Ambassador Josh Dubin. He is the host of the brand new series from Lava For Good Podcast, Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science. Josh explores junk sciences, such as bite mark analysis, arson science, and many others, along with the curious origin stories that led to their viral spread via legal precedent. He is joined by the journalists and lawyers who chronicle, combat, and defend against the harrowing impact of these junk sciences. Welcome to Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science launching August 3rd, 2020. http://www.wrongfulconvictionpodcast.com Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Signal Co No1 and PRX.

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Ronnie Long

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  • 1.4K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 48:26

S11E11: Ronnie Long On the night of April 25th, 1976, a wealthy, 54 year old widow was burglarized and raped in Concord, North Carolina. What happened next paints a stark picture of American policing and race relations that arguably remains unchanged to this day. Learn more and get involved at: https://www.change.org/p/demand-nc-governor-to-commute-ronnie-long-s-sentence-immediately 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.

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Terrance Lewis

Wrongful Conviction Podcasts

  • 1.4K views
  • almost 4 years ago
  • 43:54

S11E10: Terrance Lewis In 1996, Hulon Howard was allowing competing crack dealers to operate out of the front porch and basement of his home in West Philadelphia. He and his girlfriend, Lena Laws, enjoyed the fringe benefits until the usual trappings of the drug trade claimed Mr Howard’s life along with the freedom of a man with an unfortunate nickname. Learn more and get involved at: https://tlewisfoundation.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.