Actual Innocence

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Actual Innocence is a podcast that brings awareness of wrongful conviction. Meet people who have been wrongfully convicted and those who have helped them. Giving a voice to those who were once robbed of their liberty brings us closer to reform and closer to freedom and justice for the wrongly accused.

Episode Date
6: Seneca Malone
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Seneca Malone spent over 5 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Check out our new podcast Buried Alive on Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/buried-alive/id1372947312?mt=2 or wherever you listen! Contact Information: * Website: www.actualinpod.com * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings * Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ * Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/podcastsforjustice Edited by Lisa Strawn Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com Additional Music By Andy Cohen
Jun 03, 2018
5: Paddington Brown
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Today we have a special guest host helping Brooke to tell about the wrongful conviction of Paddington Brown.  Check out our new podcast Buried Alive on Apple Podcasts [https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/buried-alive/id1372947312?mt=2](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/buried-alive/id1372947312?mt=2)or wherever you listen! Contact Information: * Website: www.actualinpod.com * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings * Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ * Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/podcastsforjustice  Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com Additional Music By Andy Cohen & RapperMan
May 25, 2018
4: Diane Wells
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Diane Wells took her experience of wrongful convictions and made it into a career of helping others not have to suffer the same fate. Check out http://www.supplyjustice.com/ Check out our new podcast Buried Alive on Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/buried-alive/id1372947312?mt=2 or wherever you listen! Contact Information: * Website: www.actualinpod.com * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings * Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ * Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/podcastsforjustice Edited by Lisa Strawn Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com Additional Music By Andy Cohen
May 19, 2018
3: Roynes Dural
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Roynes Dural was wrongfully convicted in Hawaii - but no one would ever know - because the media didn’t report on it. In this episode Demarchoe talks to Roynes about his experience. There are a few minor changes for the next few weeks. Brooke’s doctor has told her “she needs to stop talking so much” because of a medical issue - so she will only be speaking to help introduce the sponsors. Don’t worry she’s still doing some of the behind the scenes work as well! Email Kenny your story of podcast inspiration to [Kenny@actualinpod.com](mailto:kenny@actualinpod.com) Demarchoe was given a special gift in the episode click here to see it and listen to it in its entirety - [https://www.songfinch.com/stories/demarchoe](https://www.songfinch.com/stories/demarchoe). Or if you’re not driving you can text the word dsong to 797979.  Check out our new podcast Buried Alive debuting this Sunday at 11:30 pm. On Apple Podcasts [https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/buried-alive/id1372947312?mt=2](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/buried-alive/id1372947312?mt=2) or wherever you listen! Contact Information: * Website: www.actualinpod.com * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings * Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ * Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/podcastsforjustice  Edited by Lisa Strawn Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com Additional Music By Andy Cohen
May 12, 2018
2: Full Circle
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Three women who have experienced wrongful conviction talk about future steps. Contact Information: * Website: www.actualinpod.com * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings * Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ * Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com * Additional Music By Andy Cohen
Apr 29, 2018
1: Jeremiah Mongold
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Listen to Jeremiah's story of wrongful conviction - recorded life at the Innocence Conference! Contact Information: * Website: www.actualinpod.com * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings * Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ * Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com * Additional Music By Andy Cohen
Apr 03, 2018
21: Christopher Turner Part 2
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In Part two of Christopher's story, he recounts his bus trip from California to DC straight out of a maximum security prison. His idea of unlimited talk and unlimited text didn't quite fit... and he learned quickly about inflation. Contact Information: * Website: www.actualinpod.com * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings * Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ * Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com * Additional Music By Andy Cohen
Mar 18, 2018
20: Christopher Turner
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Chris Turner was paroled in 2010 after being transferred between institutions and ultimately serving more than 27 years in prison. This is part 1 of his unbelievable story of wrongful conviction. Contact Information: * Website: www.actualinpod.com * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings * Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ * Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com * Additional Music By Andy Cohen
Mar 11, 2018
19: Robert Larson
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Robert Larson spent 4 years, 7 months, and 8 days in prison for a crime he did not commit.  Contact Information: * Website: www.actualinpod.com * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings * Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ * Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com * Additional Music By Andy Cohen
Mar 05, 2018
18: Ted Bradford
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Ted Bradford was accused of a crime he did not commit and was coerced into a false confession. He used music to help him cope with his situation and is now a member of the Exoneree Band. This is Ted's Story… Here are the links about Kimberly Long's story as mentioned by Demarchoe: * [https://californiainnocenceproject.org/read-their-stories/kimberly-long/](https://californiainnocenceproject.org/read-their-stories/kimberly-long/) * [https://californiainnocenceproject.org/2016/06/kim-long-exonerated/](https://californiainnocenceproject.org/2016/06/kim-long-exonerated/) Contact Information: * Website: [www.actualinpod.com](http://www.actualinpod.com) * Email: a[ctualinnocencepod@gmail.com](mailto:actualinnocencepod@gmail.com) * Twitter: [@actualinpod](https://twitter.com/Actualinpod) and [@brookegittings](https://twitter.com/BrookeGittings) * Facebook Group: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/](https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/) * Original Music By Blake Maples [www.blakemaples.com](www.blakemaples.com) * Additional Music By [Andy Cohen](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Andy_G_Cohen/)
Feb 18, 2018
17: Obie Anthony
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Obie Anthony visits the podcast again and tells us about all the amazing things he has accomplished! Contact Information:  * Website: www.actualinpod.com  * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com  * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings  * Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com Additional Music By Andy Cohen
Feb 05, 2018
16: Justin Brooks
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Justin Brooks, co-founder of the California Innocence project, talks with us about his long history of innocence work.  Contact Information:  * Website: www.actualinpod.com  * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings  * Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ * Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com * Additional Music By Andy Cohen
Jan 22, 2018
15: Patrick Pursley
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Join Demarchoe for his first solo interview. Patrick Pursley's conviction was overturned, but yet he has a curfew, travel restrictions, and isn't even allowed to own a cell phone. Listen to Patrick tell his story of "almost freedom". Contact Information:  * Website: www.actualinpod.com  * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com  * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings  * Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com Additional Music By Andy Cohen
Jan 17, 2018
14: Marty Tankleff
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Marty Tankleff was only 17 when his parents were murdered and he was wrongfully convicted of that crime. This is Marty's Story. Contact Information:  * Website: www.actualinpod.com  * Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com  * Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings  * Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ * Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com * Additional Music By Andy Cohen
Jan 14, 2018
13: Anthony DiPippo (Part 2)
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Anthony completes his story and tells us the story of another man who is still in prison wrongfully. Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com
Dec 25, 2017
12: Anthony DiPippo (Part 1)
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Anthony DiPippo was falsely accused of the rape and murder of a 12 year old girl. This is the first part of Anthony's story. Contact Information:  Website: www.actualinpod.com  Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com  Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings  Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com
Dec 24, 2017
11: Leslie Vass (Part 2)
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Leslie Vass continues to tell his story and shares the challenges that he faces still. Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com
Dec 15, 2017
10: Leslie Vass (Part 1)
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Leslie Vass was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated at the age of seventeen... hear the first part of Leslie's story. Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ Original Music By Blake Maples www.blakemaples.com
Dec 11, 2017
9: Kimberly Long
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Kimberly Long had her freedom and her children taken away from her, all because of a crime she did not commit. This is Kimberly's story... Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ Music By Blake Maples
Nov 26, 2017
8: Dennis Maher
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Dennis Maher spent 19 years in prison for a crime he did not commit - until a law student uncovered the evidence needed to prove his innocence.
Nov 13, 2017
7: Malcolm Scott
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Malcolm Scott was 17 when he and his co-defendant (Demarchoe) were convicted of a crime they did not commit... this is Malcolm's story. Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ Music By Blake Maples
Oct 17, 2017
6: Clarence Moses-El
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Clarence Moses-El was pulled from his bicycle while his young son rode on the back and was arrested and convicted of a crime he did not commit. He wouldn't have a moment of freedom until 28 years when he was exonerated. Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ Music By Blake Maples
Oct 09, 2017
5: Salaam Moore
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Salaam Moore spent his entire adult life in prison from age 16 to his mid 30s, for a crime that he did not commit. Salaam keeps everything a dollar while telling his story... Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ Music By Blake Maples
Oct 06, 2017
4: Revisiting Jeffrey Deskovic
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Jeffrey Deskovic motivates and inspires Demarchoe and Brooke with all of the work he and his foundation have done. Join Brooke and Demarchoe in their facebook group using this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/convictedpod/ The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation: http://www.deskovic.org/ Listen to Jeffrey on the Frank Vetro Show: https://www.spreaker.com/user/iradiousa/the-frank-vetro-show_41 Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Music By Blake Maples
Sep 29, 2017
3: Kristine Bunch
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Kristine Bunch was convicted of murdering her own son based on junk science. She is creating amazing things with her freedom. Just is for Just us organization website: http://www.justis4justus.org/ Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Production by Jon Keur Original Music By Blake Maples
Sep 23, 2017
2: Crystal Weimer
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Crystal Weimer, a single mother, was 23 when she was wrongfully convicted of murder. Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Production by Jon Keur Original Music By Blake Maples
Sep 15, 2017
1: Sedrick Courtney
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Sedrick Courtney served the his entire sentence for a crime he did not commit... but still fought for his exoneration after being released. Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Production by Jon Keur Original Music By Blake Maples
Sep 08, 2017
Season 3 Makeover
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Meet the new co-host and hear about the exciting changes coming with Season 3 of Actual Innocence! Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Aug 28, 2017
20: Joe Diaz
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"Never give up, always persevere" ~ Joe Diaz Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Aug 14, 2017
19: Stanley Mitchell
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Does committing crimes previously make it okay to convict someone of one later on? Find out what Stanley Mitchell has to say about this... Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Jul 28, 2017
18: Broken Justice
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Adnan Syed, Brendan Dassey, Richard Nicolas - the issues in these cases are mind blowing, but are these cases the outliers or are they the norm? Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Jun 26, 2017
17: You the Listener
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This episode is about... you! Thanks to: Seat Geek, Blue Apron, Spring, and Third Love for sponsoring our show!
Jun 16, 2017
16: Podcast Reflections
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After visiting a conference this weekend I was compelled to make this reflection episode. It includes past episode voices, new podcaster interviews, and some fun outtakes. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did making it! Thanks to our sponsors Simplisafe, ProFlowers, and Third Love for their support! Thanks to the podcasters who were a part of this episode:
Jun 12, 2017
15: The Arizona Justice Project
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In this episode meet the Arizona Justice Project... you can interact with them on Twitter @ArizonaJP or visit their website https://www.azjusticeproject.org/ Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
May 19, 2017
14: Khalil Rushdan
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Khalil was convicted March of 1997 in Pima County for a 1st degree felony murder he did not commit. This is Khalil's story... Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
May 12, 2017
13: Cassandra Rivera
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Cassandra Rivera was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for fourteen years. Not only did she and the other 3 women known as the San Antonio 4 lose 14 years of their lives - so did their family and friends. Thanks to our sponsor Smile Direct Club! Also Check out the They Walk Among Us Podcast and Wrongful Convictions! Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
May 03, 2017
12: Demarchoe Carpenter
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DeMarchoe was incarcerated and spent a lot of years in prison for a crime he did not commit, but despite that his charisma and sparkly personality always seems to shine through. Here is a link to the De'marchoe's Pictures mentioned in the episode: http://www.actualinpod.com/demarchoe Thanks to our sponsors @Blueapron, @parcastnetwork, and @Spring for supporting the show! Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Apr 26, 2017
11: Daniel Villegas
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Daniel Villegas was incarcerated as a child and 20 years later exonerated as an adult… this is Daniel’s Story. Thanks to our sponsors @Blueapron, @parcastnetwork, and @Spring for supporting the show! Proclaim Justice @JusticeProclaim www.proclaimjustice.org Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Apr 19, 2017
10: Virginia Lefever
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Virgina Lefever is the third woman that I've interviewed that has been convicted of a crime that wasn't a crime at all... this is Ginny's story. She is at @buckeyeginny on Twitter. Check out our new podcast at www.convictedpod.com or @convictedpod on Twitter Contact Information: Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens
Apr 12, 2017
9: Jason Baldwin
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Listen to the story of Jason Baldwin one of the West Memphis 3 and his journey through the legal system. Proclaim Justice @JusticeProclaim www.proclaimjustice.org Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Apr 08, 2017
8: 2017 Innocence Conference
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#inconf2017 #wrongfulconviction #actualinnocence The Innocence Conference 2017 was the most amazing experience I’ve ever had – here is your chance to have a small part of that experience. Thank You so much to everyone who helped! @innocence @innocencepa @GAinnocence @xoner8ed @CA_Innocence @stockman214 @WrongConviction @amamaknox @DeskovicFDN @ObieAnthony @CaceyWeber Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Apr 01, 2017
7: #INConf2017
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#inconf2017 #wrongfulconviction #actualinnocence Where do I begin to describe this episode? Well I guess by thanking… everyone. Next week’s episode will be more on the conference. This has been the most amazing experience… ever. Special Thanks to: Cacey Sanders for all her help with this episode! Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Mar 25, 2017
6: University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic
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Join Brooke as she interviews the University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic. Did you know that in Maryland a person can't get compensation unless the governor also pardons an Exoneree? There is so much interesting information in this episode... Thanks to our sponsors Talkspace, FrameBridge and Spring! Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Mar 10, 2017
5: Pennsylvania Innocence Project (Part 3)
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Because of a special project on Wednesday, enjoy this episode of #actualinnocence a day early! The Pennsylvania Innocence Project does great work and this is our last episode with them before we travel to another Innocence Network Agency. Thanks to our sponsors Simplisafe and Blue Arpon: @SimpliSafe http://simplisafe.com/innocence @blueapron www.blueapron.com/actual @sharisberries www.berries.com use code "AI" (without the "") Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Feb 21, 2017
4: Lance and Eugene
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Lance and Eugene were convicted two years after the crime, that they did not commit, had taken place. Hear the story of their friendship and #exoneration. Support Lance and Eugene by visiting https://www.razoo.com/story/Supportgeneandlance Thanks to our sponsors Spring, Casper and Hunt A Killer: @spring www.shopspring.com use code: actual @casper www.casper.com/actual use code: actual @huntakillerinc https://www.huntakiller.com/ use code: clue Special Thanks to: The AMAZING Actual Innocence Volunteer Team; Cacey Sanders, Sarah Nelson, and Megan Delaney AND our Transcription team from down under Tory Lynch and Jayne Ashton! Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Feb 18, 2017
3: Donte Rollins
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Donte Rollins was little more than a child when he was wrongfully convicted of shooting a 6 year old boy. Listen to Donte's story of innocence and how he was #exonerated. Thanks to our sponsors Framebridge, Bloom That and Shari's Berries: @framebridge www.framebridge.com use code actual @bloomthat www.bloomthat.com/actual @sharisberries www.berries.com use code "AI" (without the "") Special Thanks to: The AMAZING Actual Innocence Volunteer Team; Cacey Sanders, Sarah Nelson, and Megan Delaney AND our new Transcription team from down under Tory Lynch and Jayne Ashton! Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Feb 09, 2017
2: The Pennsylvania Innocence Project (Part 2)
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Meet the staff of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and see how all of their positions fit together! You can visit the PA Innocence Project's website at: innocenceprojectpa.org (and you know maybe help them out) Thanks to our sponsors Bloom That and Shari's Berries: @bloomthat www.bloomthat.com/actual @sharisberries www.berries.com use code "AI" (without the "") Special Thanks to: The AMAZING Actual Innocence Volunteer Team; Cacey Sanders, Sarah Nelson, and Megan Delaney. Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Feb 01, 2017
1: Pennsylvania Innocence Project (Part 1)
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Join Brooke in her journey to the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and learn how the organization was formed and some of the challenges that it faces. You can visit the PA Innocence Project's website at: innocenceprojectpa.org Thanks to our sponsors Spring, Simplisafe, and Blue Apron: www.shopspring.com code: actual www.simplisafe.com/innocence www.blueapron.com/actual Don't forget to vote in the #podcookoff at www.actualinpod.com/blue Special Thanks to: The AMAZING Actual Innocence Volunteer Team; Sarah Nelson, Megan Delaney, and Cacey Sanders Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License” Theme - “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens All Other Music by By Scott Buckley – www.scottbuckley.com.au
Jan 26, 2017
23: Season One Finale (Part 3)
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Join us for the finale part of the three part season finale (new season to start in January). The Exonerees along with GIP staff and volunteers talked about solutions to the issues that exonerees face. You can help send John, Clarence, and Calvin to the Innocence Conference by texting helper to 91999 or by visiting this link: http://www.georgiainnocenceproject.org/donate and entering "helper” in the comments section. Thanks to our sponsor (please support them in whatever way you can): Blue Apron @blueapron (twitter) https://www.blueapron.com/actual Special Thanks to: Kevin Flynn @kevinpflynn and his show @lawandorderpod and the Actual Innocence Volunteer Team; Sarah Nelson, Megan Delaney, and Cacey Sanders To be a part of the call in episode call: (904) 452-4763 on January 4th between 6 and 8pm Eastern time. Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens
Dec 30, 2016
22: Season 1 Finale (Part 2)
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Join Brooke for the second part of the three part season finale (new season to start in January). Hear the Exonerees speak out about the issues that they face after exoneration. You can help send John, Clarence, and Calvin to the Innocence Conference by texting helper to 91999 or by visiting this link: http://www.georgiainnocenceproject.org/donate and entering in "helper” in the comments section. Thanks to our sponsor (please support them in whatever way you can): Framebridge @framebridge https://www.framebridge.com/ discount code: actual Special Thanks to Kevin Flynn @kevinpflynn and his show @lawandorderpod And the Actual Innocence Volunteer Team Sarah @sarah_amaris Megan @megrosedelaney Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod and @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens
Dec 14, 2016
21: Season 1 Finale (Part 1)
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Join Brooke for the first part of the three part season finale (no worries - the new season will start in January) with guest interviews, information about the meeting with the Georgia Innocence Project, and a teaser about things to come! Be sure to listen all the way through the episode for all the information. You can support John White, Clarence Harrison, and Calvin Johnson by texting helper to 91999. Special Thanks to today's guest: Kevin Flynn @kevinpflynn and his show @lawandorderpod And the Actual Innocence Team Stephanie @StephSottile Sarah @Sarah_Amaris Megan @MegRoseDelaney Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod or @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens
Dec 08, 2016
20: Maria Shepherd
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Maria is the second woman that I've interviewed who has been convicted of a crime - that wasn't a crime at all. Listen to Maria tell the story of her step-daughter's tragic death and her struggle for freedom and to reunite her family. Maris is on twitter: @mamadukes4life Please support today’s sponsors: Framebridge www.framebridge.com code: actual (you have to click "decline offer" if you get a popup box asking for your email) Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod or @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens
Nov 16, 2016
19: Anthony Graves
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Anthony Graves had two scheduled execution dates before his exoneration... two dates he was supposed to die. His story is compelling and motivating he went from the worst hell to motivating others... this is Anthony's Story. You can visit Anthony's Foundation at: http://www.anthonygravesfoundation.org/ Please support today’s sponsors: Framebridge www.framebridge.com code: actual (remember you have to "decline offer" if you get a popup box asking for your email) The Conviction ABC series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJqg6J4JeLg Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod or @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens
Nov 09, 2016
18: Edwin Chandler
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Edwin Chandler was 21 years old when he was incarcerated for Manslaughter, after being charged with Murder and Robbery (that was not a typo). He served almost 10 years of that sentence before being paroled and eventually with the assistance of the Kentucky Innocence project was able to be exonerated. This is Edwin's story... Today’s Sponsor: Framebridge www.framebridge.com code: actual The Conviction ABC series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJqg6J4JeLg Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod or @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens
Oct 26, 2016
17: David McCallum
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David McCallum was arrested and convicted of murder when he was only 16 and exonerated almost 30 years later... this is David's story... Meetup Information: http://www.actualinpod.com/new-events/ Today’s Sponsor: The Conviction ABC series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJqg6J4JeLg The Great Courses Plus: www.TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/actual Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod or @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens
Oct 12, 2016
16: Christopher Scott
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In this episode Christopher Scott tells the story of spending 13 years of his life behind bars for a crime he did not commit. He is an amazing story teller and an awesome person. Links: House of Renewed Home: http://www.houseofrenewedhope.org/ Christopher’s Documentary: http://www.trueconvictionfilm.com/ Meetup Information: http://www.actualinpod.com/new-events/ Today’s Sponsor: The Conviction ABC series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJqg6J4JeLg Contact Information: Host: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Twitter: @actualinpod or @brookegittings Executive Producer in charge of advertising: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/lens
Sep 28, 2016
15: John White
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John White was wrongfully convicted of raping and beating an elderly woman and incarcerated for more than 20 years. The actual perpetrator was in the same lineup as he, but he was misidentified. He was later exonerated by DNA with the help of the Georgia Innocence Project. Thank You to today's sponsors The Great Courses: www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/actual and Stamps.com: www.stamps.com (remember to enter actual by the microphone on the top of the homepage) You can help support the Georgia Innocence Project here: http://www.georgiainnocenceproject.org/ Contact: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com For Advertising Inquiries Contact: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: Theme “Through The Lens" by Andy G. Cohen t
Sep 14, 2016
14: Clarence Harrison
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Clarence Harrison was wrongfully convicted of a robbery, kidnapping, and rape and incarcerated for more than 17 years. He was later exonerated by DNA with the help of the Georgia Innocence Project. Thank You to today's sponsors The Great Courses: www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/actual and Stamps.com: www.stamps.com (remember to enter actual by the microphone on the top of the homepage) You can hear more about Clarence's album here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkAozKpEMvroGqJgWIiGbAA You can help support the Georgia Innocence Project here: http://www.georgiainnocenceproject.org/ Contact: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com For Advertising Inquiries Contact: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: Theme “Through The Lens" by Andy G. Cohen t
Sep 07, 2016
13: Richard Rosario
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Richard Rosario set a precedent when he asked the court not to drop the charges until a full investigation could be done that exonerates him. This is Richard's story... Richard's Contact Information https://www.gofundme.com/RosarioFreedomFund https://m.facebook.com/RichardRosarioLifeAfterIncarceration/?ref=bookmarks Twitter @corporaterich75 Instagram @richardrosari1 Thanks to Today's Sponsor: www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/actual Contact: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: Theme “Through The Lens" by Andy G. Cohen t
Aug 24, 2016
12: George Stinney Jr
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George Stinney Jr. was 14 when he was execute for a double murder he did not commit... this is George's story. #truecrime #actualinnocence Today's Sponsors: www.stamps.com enter: actual www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/actual Contact: Brooke Gittings Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Introduction Voice Narrator can be found at https://www.fiverr.com/lemuelcd Music: Theme “Through The Lens" by Andy G. Cohen t Special Thanks to Matt for adding the additional music throughout the show.
Aug 17, 2016
11: Obie Anthony
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Obie Anthony spent 20 years of his life a prisoner of the California Justice System for a murder he did not commit... he now has created his own non-profit to help people who have been exonerated... this is Obie's story. Visit Obie Anthony's Non-Profit: http://exoneratednation.com/ Sponsors: www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/actual www.stamps.com Enter "Actual" Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: Theme “Through The Lens" by Andy G. Cohen t Additional Music: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Skidmore_College_Orchestra/
Aug 10, 2016
10: The Helpers (Part 4)
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This episode of the helpers was originally intended to be released next week, but due to unforeseen issues it is here a week early! I hope you enjoy the continued discussion on appeals and also some legal jargon. Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com This week's sponsors are Bombas and TJ21. www.bombas.com - Discount Code Actual www.tj21.com and mention this show For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: Theme: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen t Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/le Background: "Sunset" by Kai Engel Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Idea/Kai_Engel_-_Idea_-_09_Sunset
Jul 27, 2016
9: The Helpers (Part 3)
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In this episode we talk with law professors and practicing attorneys (Colin Miller, David Moran, and Rachel Kamins) about the appeals process and the difference between an appeal and a "post conviction" (I didn't know they were different things either - mind blowing stuff here). Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Sponsors for this episode are: Bombas Socks: www.bombas.com Discount Code: Actual Bombas Kid of the Week Entries: www.actualinpod.com/Bombas TJ21 Media Group: http://www.tj21.com/ (mention this show) For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: Theme: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen t Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/le Background: "Sunset" by Kai Engel Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Idea/Kai_Engel_-_Idea_-_09_Sunset
Jul 20, 2016
8: William Haughey
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William Haughey spent 8 years of his life incarcerated for an arson that he did not commit... after exhausting many appeals and thousands of dollars later he found the Deskovic Foundation. This is William's story... Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen t
Jul 13, 2016
7: The Helpers (Part 2)
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In this episode we continue to talk with law professors and experienced attorneys about the process in which wrongfully convicted people are exonerated and how reintegration plans and compensation are determined. Additionally a special guest talks about some of the behind the scene work on the Undisclosed podcast. The National Registry of Exonerations can be found at www.exonerationregistry.org Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen t Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International Licensehttps://andyg.co/hen/songs/le
Jul 06, 2016
6: Jeffrey Deskovic
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Jeffrey Deskovick was 16 when he was accused of the murder and rape of a teenage classmate. Without parental permission or knowledge he was questioned, manipulated, and ultimately sent to prison for a crime he did not commit. This is Jeff's story... The Jeffrey Deskovic foundation is at: http://www.deskovic.org/ and the patreon page for the foundation is: https://www.patreon.com/Deskovic Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen t Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/le
Jun 29, 2016
5: The Helpers (Part 1)
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What is the Innocence Project exactly? What happens after someone is exonerated? These questions will be answered by experts Imran Syed, Sam Gross, and Wolf Mueller all attorneys who help the wrongfully convicted. The National Registry of Exonerations can be found at www.exonerationregistry.org Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com For Advertising Inquiries Contact Executive Producer: Dennis Robinson dennis.e.robinson@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” by Andy G. Cohen t Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/le
Jun 22, 2016
4: Julie Baumer
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Julie Baumer adopted her biological nephew Phillipp because of her sister Victoria's substance abuse issues. Julie was later accused of abusing Phillipp... listen to Julie's story... ***Note Julie was also featured on Making a Murderer: View from the Couch.  More about Julie's Story: http://www.actualinpod.com/blog/2016/5/12/julie-baumer Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod  Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens”  by Andy G. Cohen t Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/le
May 12, 2016
Bonus (More to Greg Taylor's Story)
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Forensic Science policy and procedures have been shaped by Greg's case... PLUS Greg tells a touching story about his daughter. Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod  Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens”  by Andy G. Cohen  Released under a Creative Co
Apr 29, 2016
2: Greg Taylor (Part 2)
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Here is the second part of Greg Taylor's incredible story of wrongful conviction.  More about Greg's Story: http://www.actualinpod.com/blog/2016/4/10/episode-1-greg-taylor Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod  Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens” , by Andy G. Cohen t Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/le  
Apr 27, 2016
1: Greg Taylor (Part 1)
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Greg Taylor spent almost 17 years in prison for a first degree murder he did not commit due to false witnesses and faulty evidence. This is the first part of Greg's story...  Contact: Website: www.actualinpod.com Twitter: @actualinpod  Email: actualinnocencepod@gmail.com Music: “Through The Lens”  by Andy G. Cohen  Released under a Creative Commons Attribution International License https://andyg.co/hen/songs/le
Apr 24, 2016