title

Wrongful Conviction Podcasts

Lava for Good Podcasts | PRX

368
Followers
3.1K
Plays
Wrongful Conviction Podcasts

Wrongful Conviction Podcasts

Lava for Good Podcasts | PRX

368
Followers
3.1K
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

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.

Latest Episodes

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Daniel Villegas

ES10E7: 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

35 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Daniel Villegas

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Teina Pora

ES10E6: 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 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

29 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Teina Pora

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Matt Livers

ES10E5: 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

32 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Matt Livers

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Thomas Cogdell

ES10E4: 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/

35 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Thomas Cogdell

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Dixmoor 5

ES10E3: 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 an...

29 MINMAR 4
Comments
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Dixmoor 5

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Robert Davis

ES10E2: 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 This episode includes story line about and clips from Dateline NBC: In the Shadow of Justice

33 MINFEB 26
Comments
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Robert Davis

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Origin Story

ES10E1: 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

25 MINFEB 19
Comments
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Origin Story

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Julie Rea

ES9E12: 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 wa...

55 MINFEB 12
Comments
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Julie Rea

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Herman Atkins

ES9E11: 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. Whe...

42 MINFEB 5
Comments
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Herman Atkins

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - John Restivo

ES9E10: 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...

42 MINJAN 29
Comments
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - John Restivo

Latest Episodes

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Daniel Villegas

ES10E7: 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

35 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Daniel Villegas

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Teina Pora

ES10E6: 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 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

29 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Teina Pora

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Matt Livers

ES10E5: 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

32 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Matt Livers

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Thomas Cogdell

ES10E4: 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/

35 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Thomas Cogdell

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Dixmoor 5

ES10E3: 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 an...

29 MINMAR 4
Comments
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Dixmoor 5

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Robert Davis

ES10E2: 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 This episode includes story line about and clips from Dateline NBC: In the Shadow of Justice

33 MINFEB 26
Comments
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Robert Davis

Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Origin Story

ES10E1: 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

25 MINFEB 19
Comments
Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions - Origin Story

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Julie Rea

ES9E12: 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 wa...

55 MINFEB 12
Comments
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Julie Rea

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Herman Atkins

ES9E11: 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. Whe...

42 MINFEB 5
Comments
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - Herman Atkins

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - John Restivo

ES9E10: 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...

42 MINJAN 29
Comments
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom - John Restivo

More from Lava for Good Podcasts | PRX

Show

Playlists

TRUE CRIME 2
Trish Bowers
TRUE CRIME 1
Trish Bowers
true mystery murder
Trish Bowers
Tag
blaithin
hmly
Welcome to Himalaya Premium