A New Movement to Free the Wrongfully Convicted

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Last year, 125 people across the United States were exonerated of crimes they didn’t commit—the highest number of wrongful convictions ever recorded. That’s according to the National Registry of Exonerations where Maurice Possley is a researcher. He’s a former Pulitzer-Prize winner who reported on wrongful convictions for the Chicago Tribune.

In a 12-part series of podcasts last year, Sarah Keonig studied the case of Adnan Syed, a prisoner who still denies that he strangled Maryland high school student Hae Min Lee. So why did he ask his lawyer to negotiate a guilty plea if he maintained his innocence?

Credits

Guests:
Maurice Possley - National Registry of Exonerations - @mauricepossley, Ken Thompson - District Attorney for Kings County, New York - @brooklynda, JaneAnne Murray - University of Minnesota Law School, Rodney Roberts - former inmate

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Andrea Brody, Jenny Hamel