Many prisoners say “I’m innocent,” but some really are. Every year hundreds of men and women are incarcerated for crimes they did not commit.
Our system is riddled with cases of perjury, mistaken identity, official misconduct and incompetents that have put innocents behind bars.
The criminal justice system and the state has been ambivalent, at best, to do the right thing for those that have been exonerated.
Listen in to RadioWHO host Jeff Schechtman for a look at the scope and substance of the problem with guests Nikki Pope and Courtney Lance. The two have spent years dedicated to the cause of the wrongly convicted, which they chronicle in their recently published book: “Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope: Stories of Surviving Wrongful Conviction.”