Free After 32 Years

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32 years ago, Mary Virginia Jones went to prison for murder. She was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for her involvement in the killing of a drug dealer. But it was her boyfriend who pulled the trigger. Mary Jones was an unwilling bystander, forced to be there by her abusive boyfriend. Late Monday night, she was freed from prison through the work of law students at USC’s Post-Conviction Justice Project. We talk to her and the head of the project.


Mary Virginia Jones - former prisoner, Heidi Rummel - Professor of Law and Director of the Post-Conviction Justice Project at USC

Madeleine Brand

Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott