Local district attorneys get re-elected for putting people in jail. Now some prosecutors are part of a movement to get some inmates out. An Ohio man who spent 39 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit is just one of 125 released last year—a record number of wrongful convictions. It’s not just new evidence or witnesses changing their stories—it’s also the pressure on innocent people to plead guilty. The Brooklyn DA now runs a “conviction review unit”—part a new wave for exonerations.
Plus, Jordan's hostage negotiation, and a fugitive treasure hunter and "The Ship of Gold."
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