Documentaries Wrongful Convictions

An Unreal Dream

In 1986 Michael Morton’s wife Christine is brutally murdered in front of their only child, and Michael is convicted of the crime.

Locked away in Texas prisons for a quarter century, he has years to ponder questions of justice and innocence, truth and fate.

Though he is virtually invisible to society, a team of dedicated attorneys spends years fighting for the right to test DNA evidence found at the murder scene.

Their discoveries ultimately reveal that the price of a wrongful conviction goes well beyond one man’s loss of freedom.

Falsely Imprisoned For 25 Years | Picking Up The Pieces | Real Crime

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18 mrt. 2021

Wrongly convicted for the murder of Annie Walsh, Robert Brown was the longest serving miscarriage of justice case in UK history. We follow Robert as he tries to pick up the pieces of his life in the first year after his release from prison.
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Marie-Bernadette Benedict
I’m 10 minutes in and you are the strongest, most dignified, respectable, courageous man I have ever seen in a documentary. Society is worse off for not having you in it for 25 years. I am so so sorry you’ve had to suffer this travesty of justice.
Karen Gower
Mr Brown should receive his compensation ASAP as he has served 25 years and the system didnt wait for that. He needs to live RIGHT NOW. Because of injustice he’s supposed to continue to suffer. I am greatly sorry for your false imprisonment Mr Brown.
It is such a sad story, but I am so glad his mom made it to see him released. She made this her life’s work, she deserved to spend her final days with him home. The only silver lining to a truly disgraceful situation.
Luiz Aguilar
I’m Glad for him, and his mom, His mom is an adorable woman, that even in his hardest time, she always was with him!
Marie-Bernadette Benedict
This is absolutely disgusting!!! I’m not surprised though the system really is corrupt, but it’s still really shocking. You, as a citizen, nay as a human being, deserve so so much better
Tree Sha
You are amazing, Robert….Your straightforward, articulate words, personal dignity and integrity shout a clear message that needs to be heard….What happened to you could happen to any of us. Thank you for standing up for Justice.
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Incredibly documentary. The brutal honesty. The unjustness of it all. My heart aches for him and all the Steven Avery’s of the world. God bless him and his glorious Mother. May she rest in paradise.
It's Vlad, not Vladimir
Besides seeing this Man finally free, im also glad to see his mother alive still, and finally witness the truth of the matter which has corrupted her personification of her own son for soo many years, and ultimately realize that he never murdered anyone!! Im sure that upon her realization, she could finally come to terms with her own personal beliefs towards her son’s plea, versus the general public opinion!! Now, I bet she feels like she can die happy, and/or guilt free in case she wondered and questioned her own parenthood and virtues as a mother!! For what that detective did, he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, however, I have no idea what his charges would be…if he’s still alive that is, and caught!! That BASTARD SOB has violated that man and his loved ones beyond the threshold of noble forgiveness in my opinion! It is hard to conjure a justifiable punishment for that abominable human being for what he did! No amount of monetary compensation can be substituted in exchange for 25 years of a person’s life…especially when that person is 19 years of age and has limitless opportunities ahead of his/her life..!! Although, a couple of millions of dollars or british pounds in this instance, won’t be rejected I suppose..!! If I were in this man’s position of course, I’d hire me the most knowledgeable and experienced attorney with such rare and extreme circumstances and sue the system that has taken 25 years of my most valuable years in this life, and ask for the highest possible amount of compensation!!! Knowing the initial response of my adversary, i’ll prepare myself ahead of time to not raise my hopes to high, but as a preemptive unit of measurement, i’d set my hopes for a minimum of $500k per year that i’ve spent locked-up in prison! And that’s me being MODEST actually!! A million just sounds more appealing and even makes better sense. A million per year homie! Lol…
Paul T
A really interesting documentary revealing the strength of character in a wrongly convicted man of a serious murder. It’s impossible to understanding Robert’s anguish and pain in this terrible miscarriage of justice and therefore really hard to put one’s self in his shoes, understanding his state of mind. Upto 2019 he never received the ‘Karma’ justice he seeked but power to his elbow. R.I.P. Mrs Brown…
ray robbins
There is no amount of money that could compensate this man for 25 years. Being locked in a cage like an animal .And knowing all the time you are innocent . I would loose my mind . Twenty five years is a lifetime .
dreyfus zola
Its hard to see something like this. Chapeau gentleman! You are strong, but your mother is stronger than you. My respects to this lady.
Charlie Charlton
What an amazing little mother. Waiting until 10pm to catch a bus home from visiting her son, sharing her small amount of money with him and welcoming him home with open arms. Bless her heart. This poor man is so scarred from his experiences. I hope he finds healing some day or he will remain in a locked up prison in his heart.
All his family should get compensation too omg shocking how he is treated
Nancy G:son
I’d like to know the backstory (what happened, how did he get accused, how come he got released etc). Anyone know a programme about that?
Sandee Driver
His mother was the definition of a true Angel in this decrypted world. I do not think he will truly find complete happiness until he has….. revenge.
Aelwyn Ascendant
This is an absolutely heart breaking story. This poor man.
Shirley Harrison
What a terrible thing to go through. Can’t imagine how the poor mother must of felt. He should absolutely be compensated for all those years, money can’t buy back anything but it CAN help him to get settled back in life.
“He was also given compensation for his 25-year prison sentence, of which the government demanded back £100,000 for which they deemed payment for bed and board whilst he was in prison.” How low can you go?
£100,000.00 isn’t enough for the 25 years he and his family espcly.his mom sufferred…The people behind his sufferrings should be put to justice as well so,he can hv justice himself..glad his Mom made it through seeing him released and spend time together❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏
Lori Diamond
You have forgiveness, compassion and sweetness in your heart, Sir. To suggest otherwise is to say that your mum did not have the greatest impact on your life. I can see that the apple did not fall far from the tree. That’s not to say you are not justified in your bitterness and desire for justice against those who wronged you; you are human. God bless you. ❤️
I can’t imagine being locked up for 25 years! That’s almost as long as I’ve been alive! The amount of strength that must have took for both him and his poor mother…. I don’t think I could have survived being in either position. Every one of the bastards responsible should be locked up!
Aaron Reichanadter
This is insane, that cop needs to have the same time he got. LIFE! And I just dont understand why they never get chraged.
Abdurahman Mohamed
This documentary got me through tough times. Robert Brown is undoubtedly one of the strongest characters in the history of the UK.
Stephen Pharoah
Go on Rab, about time mate. We knew this time would come. This guy was and still is a true man. All the best your friend steve
Dean Wallace
Tough Man an humbled! Best to you always!! Stay Strong!! Enjoy you know!!
If i did 25 years for no reason there would be hell to pay when i got out
Broke Ann Broken
It took 2-3 weeks to feel semi-normal after only 10 months in jail. I cant imagine 25 for something you didn’t do. Cops should be sentenced double for any injustices they do if they want to judge others. Hope he made it.
There is a case in Swansea, South Wales, dubbed ’the clydach murderd’ where a local called Day Morris was wrongly convicted, and there is a lot of evidence showing this, yet he still hasn’t been released. Would you consider do a documentary on this?
Marj Nussby
Robert, you have character and dignity to help you follow through in your fight. As all your money will take time, I hope that you use the money to make your mom’s life easier now. Your efforts will make a difference,, because you are good enough.Blessings, Although this was uploaded recently, I did not know how old your story was. I’m sorry for the loss of your mum. I think you got it exactly right, there at the end. And, even if you can’t forgive, I hope that you continue to move on, in whatever you decided to do.
Jeremiah Gabriel
Also, note to the authors of this channel: it would be SUPER appreciated if you could include the release dates, at very least the year, of these documentaries in their video descriptions, so we have some context of when things are happening/ so we know where to start if we want to do further research later on.
Fifi LaMoore
Robert , I am so sorry that this happened too you ! Your so very special!
Tom Stansfield
I hope this guy has sued the absolute piss out of the system.
pleidiol wyf im wlad
When u r brought up correctly,there is no better friend on earth as your mother.
Stories like these enforce the fact that even a judge said that he believes circumstancial cases should not be tried. The simple fact that the word circumstancial is in the conversation means that someone cannot be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt because the “circumstances” literally means that there is reasonable doubt. Jurors don’t understand what beyond a reasonable doubt actually means. They can know that someone committed the crime,but if they can’t prove it “beyond a reasonable doubt”, they must aquit. This is why polygraphs can’t be admitted in court because they’re not 100% accurate. I would rather a criminal be let go than an innocent person be put in prison and all too often is this the case.
Aileen Aileen
Dear Robert your story makes me sad 😢,but you are strong person,don’t let them to see you are sad 😞
Jeremiah Gabriel
Much as I know about humans in confined spaces, human emotions and trauma, of course he’s going to be compounding his indignation and outrage over the course of 25 years. And making plans. Of course. And yet at the same time, for him to be in that system, to see everything corruption-wise that I imagine he saw for 25 yrs, and to still, once he is out, expect fair treatment after what he suffered…. and to wreck himself further by campaigning for justice. It just baffles me. I mean of course you’re thrilled to finally be able to stand up for yourself and have a voice. But to waste more years of your life on a bullshit dude and system, that are obviously corrupt? It’s not so much me judging him, as like he said, I’ve not lived it so I don’t know. But I’m just, I suppose, trying to understand why on earth he would expect his efforts to do more than exhaust himself further. Like it’s not a failure on his part to be traumatized & exhausted, and just want to get on with whatever life he can create now/ if he can. (Though I do definitely understand the fighting for financial resource based compensation and housing. That’s a need.)
Dadzdy Ronquillo
He should be payed with rightful amount for every wrongly year of stay for the wrongly verdict! At least he could start a new rightful image of life!
God bless you and your mother ❤️
Gift Malama
This is the most saddening story I have ever come across 😔please Lord forgive me each time I complained that am going through pain and stress🥺 🇿🇲
Nobody deserves forgiveness for what they did to him… but i hope he can find some peace having the time he did get with his Mom and feel her love instead of the pain he has now. When he does get compensated for this injustice, he should move away from the memories and start his life new. That might sound harsh but believe me, if everything around you reminds you of pain, you need to get yourself out of that in order to heal. Bless him.
N Travis
Mr. Brown should receive compensation of 1 million per year he was wrongfully imprisoned. His poor mom, I can’t imagine their heartbreak knowing so much time was stolen.
Stephanie Miksell
Bless his soul 😢❤️🇺🇸
This DETECTIVE might have put more innocent behind bars Its a crime, he did, saw that later in the movie
terry ford
THIS IS A MODEL OF A MAN!! 💪💪💪!!! (SIDE NOTE: his mom is so tiny and cute!!😁 looks jus like her too)
Dean Wallace
DNA!! Convict those who Robbed him!! That’s true Justice!! Give this his Do????
This is G
Can’t wait until you take that SOB down!! I cheer for you!
West Winds
It would seem that the criminal system on both sides of the pond could use some shoring up. Police are promoted on the basis of how many collars they achieve, while prosecutors are advanced and paid on the number of convictions they secure. This amounts to a type of quota system that one can get washed out of if one doesn’t keep up. Quantity and winning are the only considerations while truth and justice are subject to individual personality control issues and prosecutorial misconduct. This approach can only lead to abuse of power coupled with a complete failure to apprehend and punish the actual offending party while punishing a complete innocent for an offense they did not commit. Not only is this a form of conversion, it is most assuredly a form of outrageous tyranny. It is of the highest onus to prove innocence as it is to prove guilt if our systems of jurisprudence are to be legitimate and valid. Politics should have no place of residence at law.
mike heap
These cases are an utter disgrace. The bent cops who fitted these poor innocent men up should serve the same sentence the justice system made them serve. An eye for an eye, life for life, theres no justice for these men.
Oretha Witcher
Sadly but this happens far to often hope he was compensated be blessed
Doesn’t surprise me, I sued the police for assault, trespassing, false imprisonment and malicious charges against me and my daughter. The police officer made up a crime. I only spent 24 hours locked up with my daughter and that was horrendous when you’re innocent. He’s a tough man to cope with that for 25 years. I don’t think I could have done if my case landed me in prison.

1 Imprisoned: The Man at the Party. Jerome Morgan, wrongfully imprisoned for 20 years

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23 dec. 2019

Jerome Morgan was just 17 when a 1993 Sweet 16 party went terribly wrong, and he was falsely convicted of murder. He was sentenced to life without parole at the notorious Angola Prison, the largest maximum-security jail in the US. In 2001, a legal organisation called Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) took up Jerome’s case and discovered crucial police files that had not been presented in court. They proved that Jerome could not have committed the crime. Two key witnesses also came forward to change their testimonies, claiming that detectives had forced them falsely to identify Jerome as the killer.

Jerome Morgan found freedom after 20 years behind bars. This is his story in his own words, along with those of his friends and lawyers.

2 Wrongfully Imprisoned For Murder | Minutes With | UNILAD

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23 aug. 2020

This is part of a brand new series for this channel called “Minutes With…”.

In each episode we’ll sit down and talk to someone who has an interesting story to tell. In this episode we hear from Raphael Rowe, an innocent man wrongfully imprisoned for murder.

Raphael Rowe is on Twitter and Instagram: @areporter.

His autobiography ‘Notorious’ will be out this Autumn and Series 4 of ‘Inside The World’s Toughest Prisons’ is available on Netflix now.

3 Top 10 Reactions Of Innocent Prisoners Set Free

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25 mei 2019

Top 10 Reactions Of Innocent Prisoners Set Free! It’s everyone’s worst nightmare – being locked up for a crime that they didn’t commit. Imagine spending years behind bars knowing that you’re completely innocent of the heinous crime you’ve been accused of, but nobody listens to your pleas?

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4 Court Cam: Crowd Cheers for Wrongfully Convicted Man Found NOT Guilty (Season 1) | A&E

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18 mrt. 2020

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After spending the majority of his life behind bars for a wrongful conviction, Daniel Villegas is found not guilty and the courtroom goes wild in this clip from Season 1, Episode 2 “Court Cam (#102)”. #CourtCam
From frightening outbursts to furious judges, “Court Cam” gives viewers an in-depth examination of some of the most stunning and emotional courtroom moments caught on camera. Hosted by Dan Abrams, each episode includes interviews with judges, witnesses, and victims who give a first-hand account of what really happened during these intense courtroom moments. This comprehensive look at how the action unfolds allows viewers to sit in the courtroom as they witness crazy courtroom moments from the most high-profile trials to minor court proceedings. 

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5 Making of The Thin Blue Line 1/2

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30 dec. 2011

Errol Morris talks about making his masterpiece ‘The Thin Blue Line’, the story of Randall Dale Adams, a man convicted and sentenced to die for a murder he did not commit. Adams’ case was reviewed and he was released from prison approximately a year after the film’s release.

6 Making of The Thin Blue Line 2/2

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30 dec. 2011

Errol Morris talks about making his masterpiece ‘The Thin Blue Line’, the story of Randall Dale Adams, a man convicted and sentenced to die for a murder he did not commit. Adams’ case was reviewed and he was released from prison approximately a year after the film’s release.

7 Aspiring Lawyer Who Spent 28 Years In Prison (Crime Documentary) | Real Stories

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29 mei 2021

New York, 1985. Alan Newton is designated by an eye witness and sentenced to 40 years of imprisonment for a violent crime. In his cell, he starts studying law to decipher his file and prove his innocence.

Based on stories from the Innocence Network, a worldwide organization dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted, this four-part series explores the investigations and the human cost: the emotional impact experienced by those convicted and their families.


Real Stories Tapes: True Crime is a brand new podcast hosted by Emmy-nominated TV host and true-crime obsessive Stephanie Bauer (Searching For…). It takes some of the most popular true-crime documentaries on your Real Stories channel and transforms them into riveting audio, meaning you can enjoy them wherever you listen to your podcasts.… 

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8 – 17 Years in Prison: War Veteran Falsely Accused of Murder (Crime Documentary) | Real Stories

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15 mei 2021

In Brooklyn in 1988, a Vietnam veteran, Barry Gibbs, is convicted of murder after an eyewitness names him as a woman’s killer. The veteran does not understand the conviction or how he came to be involved in the case at all.

9 – 34 Years in Prison: Wrongly Convicted of Murder And Assault (Crime Documentary) | Real Stories

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22 mei 2021

Having already served 34 years for murder and sexual assault convictions, a man has a chance at freedom with DNA testing.
Based on stories from the innocence network, a worldwide organisation dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted, this four-part series explores the investigations and the human cost: the emotional impact experienced by those convicted and their families.
Real Stories Tapes: True Crime is a brand new podcast hosted by Emmy-nominated TV host and true-crime obsessive Stephanie Bauer (Searching For…). It takes some of the most popular true-crime documentaries on your Real Stories channel and transforms them into riveting audio, meaning you can enjoy them wherever you listen to your podcasts.
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10 A Former Chief of Police Exposes Police Culture: Corruption, Abuse, and Heroism (2001)

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31 jul. 2015

The blue wall of silence, also blue code and blue shield, are terms used in the United States to denote the unwritten rule that exists among police officers not to report on a colleague’s errors, misconducts, or crimes. About the book:…

If questioned about an incident of misconduct involving another officer (e.g. during the course of an official inquiry), while following the code, the officer being questioned would claim ignorance of another officer’s wrongdoing.

The code is considered to be police corruption and misconduct. Any officers who engaged in discriminatory arrests, physical or verbal harassment, and selective enforcement of the law are considered to be corrupt. Many officers who follow the code may participate in some of these acts during their career for personal matters or in order to protect or support fellow officers.[4] All of these are considered illegal offenses and are grounds for suspension or immediate dismissal. Officers who follow the code are unable to report fellow officers who participate in corruption due to the unwritten laws of their “police family.”

Police perjury or “testilying” (in United States police slang) is when an officer gives false testimony in court. Officers who do not lie in court may sometimes be threatened and ostracized by fellow police officers. In 1992, the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Police Corruption (also known as the Mollen Commission) undertook a two-year investigation on perjury in law enforcement. They discovered that some officers falsified documents such as arrest reports, warrants and evidence for an illegal arrest or search. Some police officers also fabricated stories to a jury. The Commission found that the officers were not lying for greed but because they believed that they were imprisoning people who deserved it. Many prosecutors allowed police perjury to occur, as well.

Police culture or “cop culture,” as it is sometimes called by police officers, has resulted in a barrier against stopping corrupt officers. Police culture involves a set of values and rules that have evolved through the experiences of officers and which are affected by the environment in which they work. From the beginning of their career at their academies, police are brought into this “cop culture.”

While learning jobs and duties, recruits will also learn the values needed to make it to a high rank in their organization. Some words used to describe these values are as follows: a sense of mission, action, cynicism, pessimism, machismo, suspicion, conservatism, isolation and solidarity. The unique demands that are placed on police officers, such as the threat of danger, as well as scrutiny by the public, generate a tightly woven environment conducive to the development of feelings of loyalty.[7]

These values are claimed to lead to the code; isolation and solidarity leading to police officers sticking to their own kind, producing an us-against-them mentality. The us-against-them mentality that can result leads to officers backing each other up and staying loyal to one another; in some situations it leads to not “ratting” on fellow officers.[8]

A Los Angeles Times report about the “Facebook manifesto” of Christopher Dorner, who was killed during a police manhunt after he went on a several day shooting spree in February 2013 in Southern California, observes: “When he arrived at the LAPD, he wrote, he found it a nest of racists. In the Police Academy, he complained about another recruit’s use of a racial slur and was shunned. On patrol with the LAPD, he complained that his training officer had kicked a mentally ill man, and in response the department conspired to destroy him. He had dared, he said, to violate the Code of Silence.

One method of preventing the code from penetrating the police force is exposure. Many states have taken measures in police academies to promote the exposure of the blue code. In most cities, before being admitted into the academy one must pass a criminal background check. Through additional background checks, polygraph testing, and psychological evaluations, certain departments are better able to select individuals who are less likely to condone wrongdoing. In these departments, police are exposed to a basic training curriculum that instructs on ethical behavior; this instruction is reinforced in seminars and classes annually in some cases.…


11 Wrongfully Convicted: The Thomas Haynesworth Story

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12 okt. 2017

This event took place on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 in the Robert R. Merhige, Jr. Moot Court Room at the University of Richmond School of Law.

The event was sponsored by the Richmond American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and the University of Richmond School of Law.

The event focused on the “engaging and extraordinary story of Thomas Haynesworth, a Richmond man who was wrongfully convicted for rapes that he did not commit. Mr. Haynesworth was arrested in 1984 at the age of 18 and spent 27 years in prison. After DNA cleared him of two of the crimes, he was released in 2011 on parole and hired to work in Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli’s office. On December 6, 2011, the Court of Appeals of Virginia granted Mr. Haynesworth’s two Writs of Actual Innocence Based on Non-Biological Evidence, fully exonerating him for his two remaining crimes. This was only the second time that the Court of Appeals has granted writs based on non-biological evidence.”

Panelists included

Mr. Thomas Haynesworth, Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli, and Professor Mary Kelly Tate (Director of the Institute for Actual Innocence at Richmond Law).

The panel was moderated by Charisse Hines, Richmond ACS President.

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12 Freeing The Innocent: Fight For Justice, David & Me (Criminal Justice Documentary) | Real Stories

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26 mrt. 2020

When troubled teen Ray Klonsky began writing letters to prison inmate David McCallum, both of their lives changed forever. Hundreds of letters later, Ray graduated from university determined to set his wrongly convicted friend free.
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13 Falsely Accused: Ronald Dalton’s Struggle (Crime Documentary) | Real Stories

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14 sep. 2019

In 1988, Ronald Dalton’s wife was pronounced dead at a hospital after choking on cereal. A pathologist conducted an autopsy and concluded that she had been strangled. Dalton was found guilty of the 2nd degree murder of his wife and sentenced to life. He served 8.5 years waiting for an appeal. With a new lawyer, he won an appeal and was set free after experts agreed that she was not strangled.
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14 Exoneree Voices: The human toll of wrongful convictions

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1 okt. 2020

We need your help in raising awareness of the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions and the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful convictions for innocent people and their families.

On Wrongful Conviction Day, Oct. 2, as part of our day-long public education campaign, we want you to hear from those directly impacted. This Wrongful Conviction Day, we are debuting a new video created by New England exonerees to help explore and understand the human toll of these devastating tragedies.

15 Human Factors in Wrongful Convictions: Memory Malleability

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19 nov. 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Loftus discusses how memory is constructed and how it is susceptible to being manipulated by false information.
Christopher james James
I’ve been in that position n .20 years ago I wS seen burgling an old guys house .and stealing a TV dvd .the only problem I was painting some offices with a guy 10 miles away .i was found guilty by a kangaroo Court. The eye witness said. He saw me loading it into the back of my car . Well I think it was him he said . Well some 1 was putting some thing in the back of a car .dont exactly concrete proof .

16 Human factors of wrongful conviction: Eyewitness Identification

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19 nov. 2018

Dr. Jennifer Dysart explains how memory affects identification and how to prevent eyewitness misidentifications.

17 How reliable is eyewitness testimony?

30 jul. 2015

Eyewitness testimony — it’s often thought of as solid evidence in criminal cases, but researchers including Iowa State University’s Gary Wells have found that our memories aren’t as reliable as we think. Sometimes, we can even build false recollections about people we only think we saw.

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2 mei 2016

Stefan Berg

The more documentaries I see, specially from America, the more I learn about the system. That Jury system
SUCKS…. There where no chance this was beyond reasonable doubt. Not even close, even in the first trial.

When it’s this weak evidence, you must have a 2nd and if needed a 3rd Instance, High Court that take the
case ASAP, like their is in many countries. The family, friends etc should not have to do this by themselves
One trial with 1 judge and a unprofessional jury in murder cases like this with NO technical evidence and a
dreamer nailing you for a Murder is a JOKE. Ok do that first round if you will, but have pros coming in at the
2nd trial for all parts involved…. This is way to weak.

It do not even matter if he killed him or was guilty… The Evidence shows Nothing! …. It sucks! I feel sorry for
Innocent convicted people all over the world, especially those where it’s so far from reasonable doubt as it gets…
Why are the system so keen to convict people at any cost, no matter who did it.? .

In many cases it prevent the society from catching the REAL killer and he/she might go on and do more harm…
That is why Police always have to be open and go for a broader search and not draw any conclusions to early.
Confessions and Witnesses very often sucks as well. Especially convicted people who gets reduce sentences
for talking (lying in many cases)

Kathleen Zellner Rocks… We need more people like her. Honest people who want to make it right no matter
what. It still sucks that a system like Americas is so bad. You need to change the system.

19 Ryan Ferguson Presentation

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5 mrt. 2014

Ryan Ferguson Presentation
Good luck to you Ryan! A private investigator needs to take a look at Michael Boyd, (the other sports writer working late with Kent that night) he stated that he was there at the crime scene and evidence was found at the crime scene that belonged to Boyd. This investigation was botched from the get go! I hope your civil lawsuit goes well and go get um Ryan! Your a good man!
I only watched the Dateline program of this case (before you were released) and i couldn’t believe that you had been convicted, with ZERO evidence. I felt a pit in my stomach. I knew you were innocent. Thankyou to God and your amazing family for proving the TRUTH. I am so happy you are free from this disgusting injustice.
Donna Cabot
It’s very upsetting to live in the land of the free without freedom. A sad story with a great ending. Good on ya skipper for not giving up.
I just got the book and I love so much about how he has been fighting for justice AND health/wellness. I do wish he used his platform to discuss race and injustice within the incarceration system.

20 Joe D’Ambrosio: Blood & Water – Death Row Stories | Full Documentary | True Crime

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16 sep. 2018

The case of Joe D’Ambrosio, a Cleveland man sentenced to death for murder in 1989, and his decades long quest to prove his innocence.

Each episode of Death Row Stories will unravel a different capital murder case that has twists and turns worthy of a crime thriller.

All of these stories are true, and call into question the myriad of beliefs about the death penalty and the American justice system itself.

Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking), whose Oscar honor was awarded for her powerfully moving portrayal of the Louisiana-based Catholic nun Sister Helen Prejean, who ministers to death row inmates and advocates for the abolition of capital punishment, will narrate each episode in the series.
Academy Award-winning directors Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) and Robert Redford (Ordinary People) will serve as Executive Producers.

21 The Most Painful Way To Become A Millionaire

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20 mrt. 2015

Political strategist, Cliff Schecter, explains the story of Ricky Jackson, who spent thirty nine years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The state of Ohio fast tracks a million dollars to Ricky Jackson as compensation wrongfully imprisoning him. Why we need a Bill of Rights for people in the justice system…
One million dollars is hardly enough to compensate 39 years of an innocent man’s life…
Dixon Francois Jr.
$2 Million is not even close for 39 years in prison, which is $140 a day. That formula is horrid. My formula is $2500 a day in prison. Around $35 million dollars should be the payout. I’m happy he’s out though.
Matthew Caligari
Should be given $1 million per year of his false imprisonment! TAX FREE!
I think this man was owed many more millions, all tax free, for what was done to him.
Many people work their whole lives to save that much. Some never achieve it and can never retire.
He must have a vague concept, of what 1,000,000$ was worth 40 years ago. Now that’s much less, the chance of spending it needlessly is even higher.
Defina J
There’s no doubt about it our Justice system SUCK’S, what a horrible injustice this man received ,all the money in the world can’t bring back his losses, he deserved every penny he has gotten and MORE  !!
I am under the impression those laws are legal bindings in which you agree not to sue. They are not there to help them out it is there to make sure they dont sue and cost the state more.
Little Traveller
A million is all he got? That is a travesty . Million should have just been a taster of what was to come
Jesse Francis
He’s going to be taxed on that.

22 Proving the Innocence of Ricky Jackson

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3 jan. 2015

Cliff Schecter explains the vital work of the Ohio Innocence Project, the proving of the innocence of Ricky Jackson who spent thirty nine years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. How Cleveland Police based their work on a made up story of a twelve year old, debunking death penalty myths, helping rebuild Ricky Jackson’s life… From the 11/21/14 episode of The Majority Report.
S. Kay Skelly
A real live travesty of justice.  — they stole Ricky’s life!!!!!  Those who committed this deserve a slow and painful death — yeah, I’m angry. 
I thought false imprisonment was a crime , but on top that the cops and prosecutors that held up these fake charges for so long . They basically tortured this men for over 30 years on purpose !!!!!
Mike Edmondson
At least Ricky Jackson served to dissuade those who think about murdering someone, right?

23 Eddie Vernon – THE Exonerating Witness

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22 feb. 2020

James J. Sweeney was a dishonest Cleveland policeman. He became a dishonest Cuyahoga County Prosecutor. He was elected as a judge of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. Later, he was elected an appeals court judge. All of this happened while he hid his dark side. It has been concealed for decades, but is expose here. This video relates to the story of 3 young men who were sentenced to die in the electric chair for the murder of Harold Franks on May 19, 1975. They are Wiley Bridgeman, Ronnie Bridgeman (nka Kwame Ajamu) and Ricky Jackson. Asst. Pros. James J. Sweeney coerced 12 year old Eddie Vernon to lie, to commit perjury and to say that he saw the murder and to blame three innocent neighborhood boys for the murder. Eddie Vernon later recanted his story was on CNN/HLN Headline News’ Death Row Stories on June 2, 2019. It was called “The Boy’s Story.” This is the first video that Tom shot with Eddie Vernon on April 23: The most significant part is when Eddie talks about James J. Sweeney, at 16:00 – 18:00 and at 23:50. A second video was shot with Eddie Vernon on Friday, May 31, at the scene of the Franks murder:…
It is truly shocking to stand with Eddie on the street when he points out the 300 yards distance that he was from the scene of the murder when Franks was killed. This video is a great leap forward.
From the moment that the two bullets were recovered from the body of Harold Franks and the single bullet was recovered from the neck of Anna Robinson, and immediately subjected to ballistics analysis, and a report written and submitted to Asst. Prosecutor Sweeney, Sweeney knew that Eddie Vernon didn’t see a thing. He knew that his case depended upon forcing Eddie Vernon to lie, even if that meant that he had to coerce, threaten, and intimidate Eddie Vernon, subject him to name calling of the lowest common racial degradation, and caused the young boy to cry and fear for the freedom of his parents.
Eddie Vernon testified that he saw Ricky Jackson fire the bullets that killed Harold Franks. No other witness was able to provide such precise, eye witness, first hand evidence. James J. Sweeney was dependent upon that perjured testimony of the 12 year old eye witness. In fact, Eddie Vernon saw nothing. Nobody saw anything of value which would provide evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. Most probably there were two separate shooters, two separate guns, and the ballistics results proved that. The ballistics tests and the results most probably had proven that. Sweeney had to insure that this information would never be revealed.
Strangely, within 71 days after the murder, all of the evidence recovered at the crime scene had vanished. No body was able to state what happened to the evidence. The 3 bullets were gone, the ballistics report was gone; the paper cup used to hold and throw acid into Harold Franks’ face had also vanished; and the laboratory report of the contents of that acid was also gone. All vanished and Sweeney tipped his hand by never inquiring before or during the 3 trials as to where they were? He knew!! He did not want anyone else to know. Those bullets could no longer be linked to any other murders that were occurring with the use of a .38 revolver, because the bullets could not be used to match with any other bullets. With the boys in prison and the same gun being used to kill more people, Sweeney had to prevent any ballistics match. Eddie testified that only Ricky fired the 3 shots. If the ballistics showed that the three .38 bullets recovered did not all come from the same gun, that would prove that Eddie did not see what he claimed to have witnessed. Sweeney had to engage in a cover-up. This video
helps to expose that. People are getting a view of Judge James J. Sweeney never seen before. Eddie Vernon was a 12 year old boy who was forced to lie to send 3 innocent boys to be sentenced to die in the electric chair. He finally was able to tell the truth and the grown men were exonerated and freed. Eddie tells Tom about how the corrupt cops and corrupt prosecutor James J. Sweeney forced him to lie 44 years ago.

24 North Korea:detained American student speaks

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1 mrt. 2016

Brian Todd reports on the tearful confession of an American student detained in North Korea.

25 What happened to Otto Warmbier in North Korea? | DW Documentary

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27 nov. 2020

US student Otto Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean labor camp in 2016. Warmbier was released the following year, but he died of brain damage shortly after his return to the United States. Was he really the victim of torture?

Otto Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years hard labor in 2016 after being convicted of attempting to steal a propaganda poster during a trip to Pyongyang. Just over a year on he was dead, having been sent home to the US in a vegetative state. US President Donald Trump tweeted that he had been “tortured beyond belief ” in North Korea. The US president blamed both the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the Obama administration for Warmbier’s death – and Trump appeared before the media with the student’s parents. This was at the peak of the North Korean missile crisis. Later, as relations between Trump and Kim Jong Un became warmer, the US president changed his tune. In 2019 Trump said that he believed that Kim did not know what happened to the US student much to the consternation of Warmbier’s parents.

What really happened to Otto Warmbier in North Korea? Veteran foreign correspondent Klaus Scherer sets out to try to find out. In the documentary, Scherer interviews a number of people with knowledge of the case who have been largely unheard up to now. He shows that a US court investigating a liability case against North Korea brought by Warmbier’s parents also ignored important witnesses, who continue to cast doubt on the torture allegations. These include the coroner in Cincinnati who examined Warmbier’s body. She believes that the account given by North Korean doctors is credible. They claim that Warmbier had inadvertently been given too high a dose of sedatives by prison staff. This, the medics say was the cause of his state of unresponsive wakefulness. Could Trump’s initial torture charges simply have been motivated by political opportunism?


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26 Doctors describe Otto Warmbier’s “severe neurological injury”

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15 jun. 2017

U.S. student Otto Warmbier returned home from North Korean custody suffering from “severe neurological injury,” doctors say. They described his medical state as “unresponsive wakefulness.” Senior fellow at the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations and Foreign Policy magazine contributor Isaac Stone Fish joins CBSN to discuss the latest.
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27 Hidden cameras expose Kim Jong-un’s clandestine weapon and drugs trade | 60 Minutes Australia

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Like a petulant child who doesn’t get its way, North Korea likes to throw tantrums. A few days ago the rogue state reminded the world how troublesome it is by launching several short-range missiles in the first weapons tests since President Joe Biden took office, sending a sharp message to the new US administration. But behind the aggression, dictator Kim Jong-un is in serious trouble as his regime teeters on bankruptcy. Tom Steinfort, one of the few western journalists to have reported from the hermit kingdom on multiple occasions, says North Korea desperately needs cash and is willing to do almost anything to get it, even selling weapons and drugs on the black market. Now though, these long-suspected crimes have been fully exposed by the unlikely combination of an extraordinary hidden-camera sting and a heartbroken family determined to get justice for their son, who travelled to North Korea for an adventure holiday but ended up imprisoned and tortured to death.

28 From North Korea, With Dread

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28 nov. 2017

When Nicholas Kristof traveled to the world’s most isolated country, he found a nation furious with Trump, and primed for nuclear war — in kindergartens, amusements parks and the halls of government.

29 She told her sister she was going to visit him one last time to say it was over

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5 feb. 2019

Nikki McPhatter did what millions of people do every day: looking for love, trying to find the right someone. But was her guy really who she thought he was?
This guy has 5 girls at one time and he kills a girl that broke up with him? Why would he care? You got 5 already.
Abby's TV
When my ex boyfriend and i broke up he wanted me to come get ny stuff, knowing him i wouldve been dead if i ever went for tge stuff i had…. i broke up by phone and told him to burn the stuff i had there…. thank God i was wise enough to not go there….. Thank you Jesus

30 Largest Exoneration Suit Awards Only $9.2 Million After 22 Years Behind Bars

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“A D.C. Superior Court judge ordered the District government Friday to pay a record $9.2 million in damages to Kirk L. Odom, 52, who was wrongfully imprisoned for more than 22 years in the rape and robbery of a woman in her Capitol Hill apartment in 1981.
The amount, set by Judge Neal E. Kravitz, is the second — and largest — award in a case tried before a District judge under the District’s wrongful conviction law, which was approved in 1980. It also is one of the largest non-jury awards in an exoneration case in the United States.”*
Now let’s lock up the woman and those who sentenced him behind bars for 22 years. 




fux yews
Whenever anyone asks me why I’m against the idea of capital punishment, this is an example of why.. Its all good to torture, rape, attack, beat and eventually kill the criminal….right up until the moment that it turns out he’s not the criminal afterall.. Situations like this happen far too often, and in many cases the modern DNA evidence isn’t enough, because you’ve still got to get it through 1. a bunch of randomly chosen people on the jury who have no business being there (intellectually or academically) 2. a lawyer whos attack or defence of you is entirely determined by who’s giving him a paycheck 3. A Judge who can have his own agenda to determine a sentence 4. Witnesses with human fallibility 5. Police who can mishandle the entire situation leading up to the courtcase, using aggressive tactics to achieve false statement or withholding evidence to close a case on their side etc.. Theres not going to be a 100% perfect system for the forseeable future (ever?) and until we get that, we have no business treating prisoners like animals..and ESPECIALLY not when we are planning on putting them back into society at a later date.. 

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9 mil is totally not even remotely close to compensate for 22 years. hes been in jail for almost as long as iv been alive i couldn’t even begin to imagine what that was like being an innocent man.




Jack K
I just thought how my life would be if I lost the last 22 years. No wife, no children, no home, no business, no lifestyle and no freedom, to mention but a few. I wouldn’t exchange that for any money. Edit: Ricky Jackson served 39 years before being exonerated and received just over 1 million USD. Utterly disgusting.




Ekaterina Valinakova
This man deserved ever penny, aside from wasting over two decades of his years in jail, his reputation may never fully recover. Now that this man has endured the horrors of prisons which include depression and prison rape, not only does this man deserve 9.2 million, but he deserves at least 22 million at a minimum, at least a million for each year he wasted.  He would had been spared 22 years of wasted time, and a possible death sentence from HIV if the individuals responsible for investigating the crime did their jobs properly.




$9.2 million ??????????????   They owe him like 1 BILLION




Amor Bay Garcia
9.2 Million won’t mend a broken life,lost family.




9,2m is pocket change. for 22 years? thats less than 500k per year that is outrageously low.




Mike Edmondson
And yet there are those who are pro death penalty?




One Side of TYT’s Mouth: “All these false imprisonments for rape are atrocious!” The Other Side of TYT’s Mouth: “We deem this man to be guilty of rape due to nothing other than the accusation levelled against him!”




…and let me guess…🙄the family members who disowned him want to be “family” again now that he’s getting millions.




julian brown
The prison system needs reform




😔😩 I just can’t imagine how he lived through it!!! Sad, so very sad.




You could make him a billionaire, and it Still will not replace the 22 years of his life; the important years that will ultimately shape you into the man that you are. And physically, he will recover, but mentally, psychologically, it stays with you. Doesn’t go away. Mentally, he’s still in that prison cell. (Like so many other exonerated people.)




Loved this video! Please do more like this! Completely agree with your stance on death penalty 🙂


I support the gay agenda
As long as it’s born and living (not a fetus) most rightwingers are more than willing to kill an innocent person.




This story inspired me to donate to the Innocence Project.




nora ekard
Feminist logic: Cries about rape culture. Discourages due process in rape cases, sending innocent men to prison; thereby supporting the REAL rape culture. me:   :–I

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Salty Admiral
When something like this happens, the victim should be able to fucking write his own check!




This just angers me, being wrongly convicted and spending 22 years behind bars just makes me hate the police. What infuriates me even more is being told that there should be a max to the compensation you get, that 9.2 million is too much!!! Even if he didn’t get raped, HIV or suicidal, money can never repay the years that he lost behind bars.




Jermany 84
He missed out on: kids, family, funerals, marriages, friendships, a career, college, his coming of age 20’s, settling down in a house with a wife a dog, everything human we take for granted… Even aside from the rape torture and his own country betraying him… 9 mill then the IRS comes in and takes half…

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The fact that they are arguing about the money over his innocence is bloody insulting.grrrr




Yeah, at first I thought that was a lot of money (which it still is), but after the described experience I guess I could say he deserves more.


Sidney Samsara
Look past the wrongful conviction. Why do we here in the US have what amounts to an epidemic of prison rape? It’s so bad it seems both accepted and a normal part of prison stays. Prisons seem like private fiefdoms where the rule of law does not apply and rights are privileges to be meted out at the discretion or whim of the law reinforcement authorities tasked to supervise the incarcerated Where are the huge class action lawsuits and outrage? Where are the prosecutions and firings for dereliction of duty?




Will the woman who identified him as the rapist faces charges?




The question is, would you spend 22 years behind bars for 10 million dollars?




Suggestion to new penal system: “You get sentenced to ten years hard labor, and daily rapes from hardened prison gangs! That is your sentence!”


Genocide Hero
I was thinking while watching that “the only thing the term rape culture even applies to is prison” and the guy said it.


Yeah, I’m saying he should get a million per year. 


There is an interview out there with this man where he discusses his treatment before imprisonment. The sheriff responsible for this knew what he was doing. If anyone finds out further information. EG the sheriff’s name and whether the sheriff is still alive, please post below. He must be brought to justice. He should be imprisoned for the rest of his life.


Should be $50 mil. 




He should have gotten WAY more than that, if not just for what he suffered, but to discourage these assholes from making HUGE mistakes like this in the future.




Muriel K
I’m only here because “When They See Us” has had me watching numerous youtube vids. If not for Netflix chances are I would not know about this, which is sad and devastating. This was uploaded 4 years ago and I’m only finding out about it now! Was there coverage, is there a book? Does he want to have his story retold. When you think about all the innocent people sitting behind bars possibly being beaten up, raped, rotting away in isolation it is absolutely gut wrenching!


Things like this why i reversed course on the death penalty favoring Norway’s humane prisons – just luck them up.


I support the gay agenda
Oh but conservatives always tell me that going to prison is like going to summer camp.  Cable TV, AC, and great healthcare.  They always say we coddle prisoners.




Top Self
After taxes, and having to pay for his prison stay and food in today’s fees, court/legal fees etc. he’ll probably receive $1mil at the most.


Take this set of damages and call it compensation. Add to it ACTUAL damages of an entire career and pension, top-grade medical expenses for the remainder of his life, etc


Marvin prince
One of the saddest nees ive heard


De'Lun Acharidd
I would love to spend 22 years in prison only to end up being exonerated and awarded 9.2 million dollars. It sure beats working 30 years in a cubicle while being constantly bullied by terrible managers, who make prison guards look polite, only to end up with earning less than $1 million dollars during that entire time!


This money cannot cure him of HIV but it will help him live




Caviteno Cavalryman Che
Above all else FREE HEALTH CARE FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE! Never having to pay taxes and be given a finances manager or account pro bono or paid by the government. He went through enough hell for several lifetimes with physical and mental scarring!


I applaud these people. I wont spend 22 hours behind bars as an innocent person, either I die or I get out


Cenk: “More men than women are raped in this country due to prison rape” For TYT and those of you who are more inclined towards feasting on hysteria, please choose one inflated narrative and stick with it, rather than advancing mutually exclusive hysterias on different days. Cenk less than one month ago you ran a story where someone disputes the “1 in 5 women have been raped or victims of attempted rape in the US” and you repeatedly state that the 1/5 number is true and cite the CDC to prove it. By the way, that is 31,000,000 women and girls in the US who are alive today and have been raped/attempted. In that same segment, you claimed 2% of men had been raped. And needless to say, 31,000,000 male prisoners have not been raped. See TYT video “Limbaugh Reaches New Low With Weird Rape Comments” from the beginning or at 4:00

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Chris LeDoux
I think there should be no cap this way when we take things to trial that we make sure that we have the person who is being tried is not only guilty but guilty beyond the shadow of doubt.


50 Ducks In A Hot Tub
$1.1 million that the feds want to get away with paying him for 22 years works out to $5.70 per hour to get raped, beaten, contact HIV, attempted suicide, depressed and god knows what else he’s gone through.




Nope he deserve ever dime!


Benno Witter
9:26 Of course people are so barbaric. they are still holding on to a bronze age mythology that is barbaric, The an-eye-for-an-eye mentality is the result you get. Religions are dangerous!


Henry Darr
Dude has been damaged beyond repair !  No amount money can fix this man !


This is how I relax
$9.2M is a fraction of what he deserves.


iLindah Productions
HIV aids is a life sentence in itself.




Hell, $9.2mil is not enough in my book.


michelle stein-evers frankl
And yet, the 37 Still living hostages have $1 BILLION to divide up for 444 days, payment to be guaranteed by the US Congress.


好心Zhang Yong
I have always wondered? Do you have to pay tax on that money?


he deserves at LEAST 1 million per year spent in prison. that should be the starting point.


Nine million for twenty-two years? What a load of crap! He would of made about $20, 000 in that same span.


C Russ
Paying that much is a good incentive to get it right the first time.


No this guy doesn’t deserve $9.2M. He deserves MUCH MUCH MORE!


It is the attitude of “someone has to pay and I don’t care who” that starts it, then when they found out they will have to pay for the results of their rotten attitude they deny responsibility. He deserve way more than 9.2 million when his life is almost completely fucked now.  He is stronger than most of us to survival that.


Katie Spencer
He deserves every cent and more.


 Considering the amount of money the banks steal every single day, paying this guy $20-30 million would be nothing. 




Oscar Black
Ill never get payed for my 10 years


Charlie Cain
I think he should be given 1 BILLION dollars per year. That will teach the government not to wrongfully imprison people.


Oh Murica’…




he should be paid at least 2 million for each year spent in prison on top of going through all the shit he went through.


8:40 to answer Ana’s question: “White people are more likely to support the criminal justice system, including the death penalty, when they think it’s disproportionately punitive toward black people. That’s right: white people agree with criminal justice outcomes more when they think race disproportionately targets black people for incarceration. According to a 2012 Stanford study conducted in “liberal” San Francisco and New York City, when white people were told that black people were unfairly impacted by punitive criminal justice policies like three-strikes laws and stop-and-frisk, they were less likely to advocate for criminal justice reform. In a similar vein, researchers found in 2007 that telling whites about racist sentencing laws made them favor harsher sentences. That is, racism made them like those sentences more. The study authors write: “[O]ur most startling finding is that many whites actually become more supportive of the death penalty upon learning that it discriminates against blacks.”

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There will never be enough money to replace 22 years of someones life


iLindah Productions
vengeful hearts want ANYONE to pay.


No, they are right give him his one million…. for every year he spent in prison. Those who gave the false evidence should now have their turn in the same prison Odom for no less than two years.


OMG, can you imagine being this poor man? Knowing you’re innocent and nobody believes you, not even your family?  It’s an unfathomable horror – something you don’t even want to consider.  Anyone who knowingly participates in the deliberate fabrication of evidence needs to be held responsible.  This doesn’t necessarily mean the original rape victim – it’s totally possible she couldn’t identify her assailant….I’m referring to the cops, prosecutors and even the judges – I’d give double the pain they caused their victim. Think of all the people who have been innocent, yet plead guilty to lessor charges.  They’re told that it’s the “smart” thing to do, and that if they insist on going to trial – because we’re lazy and/or don’t want to spend the $ – they’ll never see daylight again.  That’s no different than a forced confession.  When your guilt or innocence is decreed by your economic status, that means your legal system is broken, and your democracy has gone up in flames….just like it is now… How can anyone support the death penalty, knowing how many innocent people have been discovered, languishing on death row?  You have to be a really special kind of stupid…..

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James Frizell
Geez, That’s a lifetime….what a massive waste… 🙁


Devil's advocate
I got an idea. How about every member of congress experience jail for at least a week. Then have them talk about their laws regarding jail.


Another man guy who was convicted based on the “hair forensics” is on death row. Willie manning.


Ana – what if you totally know someone e.g. killed a person or two or fifty?


Wille _
1 million per year. That’s a fair price.


Can’t pay him more than that.. Gov gotta bail out some more banks yo!


Barry Nichols
Does he have to pay tax on that ?


With the right calculations he is supposed to get $11,962,000




Mark Jones
I want too like this video but they were all over the place with one especially Cenk however the story is very sad I wish nothing but the best for him and his family.


Keyser Soze
About a million dollars per year served would be about right, though it still wouldn’t get you your life back.


Mat Broomfield
His incarceration was appalling, but “only” 9.2 million?! If he lived 100 lifetimes he was unlikely to earn that much. I am sickened for this man, but making him fantastically wealthy is no compensation, nor is it fair on the society that foots the bill. The team’s arguments against prison rape are excellent points however.


Leonard Greenpaw
I am in favor of the death penalty because we didnt have dna evidence back then, but we have it NOW. so if dna says they are guilty, its much less likely that they are innocent


Bad Gengar's Bad Gaming
Oh Cenk, don’t you know, it’s not REAL rape when it happens to men, it’s a punch line, always has been, always will be.


If I were in charge of the appeal case, I’d let them appeal, but when I got through bringing up damages for things like being negligent with regards to preventable rape, lack of std control (a lot of prisons even outlaw condoms), and opening up potential cases against any individuals responsible that I could…well, despite only 1.1mil being from the wrongful conviction, they’d be wishing they’d just paid the first amount and shut their mouths.


This is what happens when you “Listen and Believe” like a true feminist.


The Nice Mean Man
I guess it’s worth it, seeing as he hasn’t been able to produce a brood of welfare-sucking black children. Plus he’s been out of circulation on the streets where he would have done God knows how much damage. Yeah. I think I can live with that. Too bad he wasn’t murdered in prison, though. That would have been a real bonus.


IS This The Real Life
What this situation needs is more government….


the amount of sexism on here is absurd. I guess not, considering its the internet.




Aside from the initial compensation for psychological trauma and etc, these people should be given a bank account that receives 1M from the state every year for the rest of their lives.


latino man just got 20 sumthin million for 20+ years


Forget the fact that 9.2 million isint enough for what this man went through for 22years. 9.2 million is way over what an average person would make. What do you guys think? I think its still pretty good since he received more than what he ever would have made and he no longer has to work a day in his life and can spend the rest of his life recovering in bags of money.


I still thinik the amount is enough based on that there is no amount of money that could be right. They can never repay him for what theyve done but at least he gets to live like a king his last years in life.


Michael Davis
Not only was 22 years taken aways from him, his life-span is now shorter with HIV


kieran franey
he deserve’s 900 million dollar’s.


Rourke Productions
He deserves more. That’s not enough.


There are people innocent in prison??? NO WAY!


Fucked up man, time is the most precious resource, and this man lost 22 years, damn right 9.2 mill isn’t enough.




Another way to look at this is if there is a death penalty then this man would not have to suffer this long.


It’s really great that he is so openly sharing his story because it’s a story that needs to be told. People often joke about prison rapes but that should not be happening in a so-called controlled environment. Being raped and brutalized should not be part of the punishment for inmates, especially when we know so many are innocent. That judge is truly awesome.


Salacious Crumb
they should receive some kind of have it all for free card so that whatever they decide to do or buy for the rest of there lives is charged on the government that convicted them.


So, in review – how can you cal America the land of the free, oh wait, if you have money, power and say the right right things then you can be free?!


It’s like anything else. The justice system overall needs to be fixed so that we DON’T have so many innocents convicted. When you do that, the debate over the death penalty becomes less volatile because then you actually are only convicting the guilty. And sometimes the guilty deserve to die.


Matthew Clemence
I’ll go one further and say how can you be in favor of life sentences as a law? Imho should be 25 years max than can be extended to be 25 ish more. In other words you can’t be sentenced to life by law, but can still happen unless you prove yourself to be acceptble to be released back into society.


M Krump
Now 9.2 millions dollars, I wish for him they also have a follow up for his security, psychologic development. If not! that cash will burn in hell as well.


He should get a million for every year he spent in jail PLUS additional damages for the rapes, HIV etc… He should get AT LEAST 30 million. But alas, all the money in the world isn’t going to help this poor man. Unfortunately.


I say pay him more and more importantly go after the prosecutors and court personnel who fraudulently conspired to put an innocent black man in prison..hold the prosecutors and judges liable for accepting erroneous evidence…they are culpable too


I would not even give 5 years of my life for 100 million dollars. Based on personal experience I find that happiness comes from being the person you want to be.


Falling Starcore
Yeah 40k a year is not worth that, but at least he can live the remainder of his life in some comfort. I wish him the best, and i am sorry this has happened to you.


Vishnu Nair
Home of the free?


Ian Battles
If anyone thinks this is too much money, I invite YOU to wrongfully spend 22 years in prison.


the .brogamer
41k salary over 22 years.


D. Cohen
I know it doesn’t relate to the story, but I’m disappointed that Cenk didn’t have a A-team sound effect every time Ana said, “wrongfully convicted of a crime he didn’t commit”….


One of the (many) worst parts of this story is that the actual criminal was free all this time!!!


Anthony Bates
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity.


Mahatma Kane Jeeves
 These FBI “hair experts” should all be fired


He needs to sue the prison separately,for the rape and hiv.


Kburd 1348
99.9876% of comments actually took time to make a name for this channel.


Considering how the US legal system has been acting lately they probably would have tried charging him for room and board if they thought for even a second they could get away with it. “He was innocent and spent the states resources while doing time he should not. clearly he should pay for it.” I wish i was only halfway joking. 🙁


Bernd Lauert
I would go to jail for 22 years for 9.2 Million.


I keep wondering why the people who put this man in prison are not investigated and trailed…


Ken Keller
The really shitty thing about all this is that we actually have a system in place that objectively favors the defendant, and we still wrongfully convict people.  The principle that our criminal justice system is supposedly built upon is the adage: “Better a hundred guilty men go free than one innocent man go to jail,” (supposedly), I think it’s a terrible thing that public defenders are the bottom rung of the legal profession. It’s clear that the only people who have access to the legal system that favors the defendant are the people wealthy enough to hire amazing litigators.  Public defenders should be a salaried position of equal status to the prosecutors in the DA’s office, then we might see some justice. It wouldn’t even be that difficult, or expensive.

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Art blender
you can never put a price on a human life, but im sure the 9 million helped a little.


There are cases were people sat that much time and they only got a few 100k. Some states passed laws to were there is a cap on how much you can get. And the cap is low




Phil Hmp
The US Justice system is riddled with shameful failures. It’s a scam run by crooked lawyers and bent cops. It’s a sick joke on society.


Even better would be if the prosecutor, judge, police detectives. etc., had to pay the damages instead of the taxpayers.


22 years = 22 Million a year for 22 years = 484 million he is due in my book. Might get prosecutors to make sure they have gotten it right before they do this to a person.


Just Be Respectful.
How long would you willfully stay in prison if you got $1000 a day but didn’t get it until you got out?


I agree with the critics in one way : the federal should pay another $9.2 million dollars to that guy… And the procurer and judges of that particular case, if they are still alive, they should pay something as well – couple thousands from these guys for putting an innocent in jails would not hurt society.


kieran franey
what sort of animal culture do you have in America, actually animal’s treat their own much better.


Radosław Hołdys
Eye for an Eye will make the world blind .


Herr Mondlicht
give him more money


Letting a guilty person free is better than imprisoning an innocent person. This should be the bedrock from which the justice system is built.




if i was that guy that wrongfully got convicted the only thing i would do when i got out i would be to go after the DA and judge


It this money tax-free?


Pat Hacker
Had no idea there was such a thing as “elite hair experts”.  What was the name of that movie where Adam Sandler was an Israeli hair dresser?


TJ Duff
Nice jiggle @ 3:35 Ana!


Persado RAP
he deserves a hundred million dollars……………………


alot of money, but you can’t buy back 22 years of your life.




Keven Harvey
This kind of wrongful imprisonment is at least 2 injustices, an innocent person going to jail, and in this case a rapist walking free, who potentially goes on to rape more people. Some people just want someone to pay for what was done to them, instead of wanting the culprit to pay for the crimes he commited, innocent until proven guilty is a great concept, but it’s being forgotten more and more.


i’m pretty sure layers are legally obligated to get the best circumstance that they can for their client, in this case the client is the state, so yeah, they are going to try to reduce how much the government has to pay, they are legally obligated to do so.


Ryan Skaleta
Lol since when has 9.2 Million dollars been ”only” smh…


American justice system is a ruse. A put-on.


Drew James
Under normal circumstances, I’d be in favor of the death penalty, but our justice system is so horribly inaccurate that I cannot, in good conscience, allow that module of the machine to remain installed. If hundreds of iPhones randomly started exploding in people’s faces, we’d make them bar their sale until the problem was resolved, I don’t see why we hold state sanctioned executions to a LOWER STANDARD than the thing people play games on while they poop.

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Look at the bright side mister , you get to watch all of GoT,Walking Dead,Vikings,Breaking Bad and countless other movies and you get to buy a lamborghini aventador at your penthouse ? is it worth rape ? i dont know i guess i never tried but hey your now a big spender, lol jk but seriously he gets to watch GoT in all it’s glory


George Lyons
Money can’t even begin to begin to compensate for 22 years of life.


Alejandro Smillie Munoz
poor man he has spent his life in prison for doing nothing  he should get the 9.2 million 


22 years? that’s fucked! at least he didn’t get the death penalty…


I am pro death penalty but NOT the way we handle it at the moment. Any death penalty should be reserved for cases where there could never, under any circumstances, be a wrongful conviction. These cases, with that level of evidence, would be extremely uncommon but they would exist still. A good example of this type of case would be Anders Breivik. The amount of evidence, including his apprehension on the island at the camp while still going about his terror attack, is so overwhelming I would feel perfectly fine with his execution as there is NO way he was not the one who did it. Some case where there is only some eye witness testimony and even some small amount of DNA evidence placing the person at the scene would not qualify for the death penalty. The amount of evidence required should be beyond any possible doubt but if that evidence is there, then, and only then am I ok with a sentence of death.

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I feel like it should be more .b


Bazooka Ike
I wouldn’t worry too much about him being estranged from family members over the years.  Now that he got paid, I’m sure they’ll come running back with open arms, looking for a handout.


How much will a lifetime of HIV pharmaceutical cocktails cost?  If that wasn’t factored in, it should’ve been.


mark mcintosh
He should get a billion


Does he get taxed on the judgement?  Is his medical care paid for free, or does he have to use funds from the judgement?


And people ask me why I don’t believe in God when shit like this happens.


Rex Everthing Entertainment
In my opinion, the death penalty should exist in cases where we know we have the right guy (ex. confessed serial killers) on a federal level because taking the lives of 3+ voids the criminals right to spend $40K+ of our tax dollars per year until he dies anyway.


keep it 1000
I would not trade this guy experience for billions ffuck the money. Money is nothing




Atomic Punk!!
Man this is messed up, i can see the money argument from both sides. Certainly no amount of money can make up for what happened to this man, you can’t offer me a sum of money and have me go through this. And just because he’s free doesn’t mean he can just go on and live the rest of his life, it would be amazing if he’s been able to hold on to shreds of his own sanity never mind the damage to his own physical well being including aging. However despite no amount of money being enough we can’t give him the world, it doesn’t belong to us other people need it. I make that Previous comment not suggesting his money should go down at all however if anything it should always go up.


If I was convicted of murder, and I was given the choice between life in prison and death. I would choose death; even if I was innocent. I think prisoners should have the right to choose death if they choose to. 


Just beacuse there is flaw in system dosent mean to abolish punishment.  Why not stop prosecuting at all? There is possibility to convict innocent person!  what a idiotic argument.


Still not enough money.  That man had his life taken away and now he has to deal with a debilitating illness as a result of the lapse in our justice system.  Those that argue he deserved less money are despicable human beings who deserve nothing more than what this man went through, so they could understand the gross injustice that this man faced.


E Gto
9.2 million for 22 years behind bars since the age of 18? That’s not enough, not to mention the fact he was raped and now has AIDS!


Tbh he wouldnt have made 10 mil in those 20 years. Pretty good deal in my opinion. Id take it up the ass in prison for 10 million


Shawn Redshaw
TYT, I love you guys.  But why do you always bring up the anti-Capital Punishment stance every single time you do an exoneration story?  Admittedly, most people who are pro-Capital Punishment are not basing their stance on strong logical reasoning.  But the reason I am pro-Row IS because of the exoneration rate.  Death Row has a much higher number of exoneration’s the normal prison because 3 different people must sign off on an order to end someone’s life, 2 of which have no invested interest in the case.  So they want to make damn sure the person is guilty before they do, which is why they pull out all the stops by using ALL the evidence in the final appeal….including evidence for the defense which was previously ruled ‘inadmissible’ in the original trial. Granted that this does not always clear in the innocent, but when someone is sentenced to just prison, its basically case closed with little to no chance of exoneration.  They just throw them in cage and forget about them, out of sight – out of mind.   So if your really in favor of exoneration’s — as ugly and risky as it may be, you should also be in favor of the death penalty as well.  I dont really buy into the whole “eye for an eye” thing since most of the people who are caught dead to rights committing the most heinous of crimes, just plead guilty anyway to avoid the death penalty — which is intended for sickos like them.

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Holy shit! Wrongful conviction and years behind bars aside, he contracted HIV! That’s what stood out the most to me. It’s essentially a death sentence. On that alone he deserves every penny of compensation he got… I never really gave prison rape much thought. I mean, it’s horrible and a thing that we all know is going on, but fucking hell – you’d think they’d separate the inmates with AIDs from everyone else. What happened to common sense?!


a man falsely accused of rape how unsurprising.


Seppuku Senpai
I’m for the death penalty even if I live in a country which doesn’t have it BUT! I believe there should be a much much higher standard for when someone is convicted and sentenced too it and I don’t believe in this “humane peaceful” way its done. No one should be sentenced to die unless its is cut and clean ofc, there has to be good DNA evidence At LEAST or something like caught red handed with the body and just one murder isn’t enough. 


Prison Industrial Complex at it’s worse.


1 Year of wrongful imprisonment = $1 Million


i hope they find a cure for hiv and aids b4 its too late for him.


Being locked up kept him out of trouble that he would have been locked up for anyway.




brandon anderson
Wait does he have to pay taxes on that money if he did that would suck even more


TC Sam
The fact that congress capped the settlement amount a 1 million shows they know that there is a great number of wrongfully convicted in our prison system. Given a choice between taking steps toward fixing the problem or just capping the settlement to limit financial settlement, it’s obvious what the politicians thought was more important. 


If you want to fix stuff, start using Internet voting to vote.


prisones should be forced to study during their jail time… that way if they are exonerated then their time wont be totally wasted. if they are guilty at least they wont return to society without any qualifications and risk falling back into crime. Also the rape has to go… I also think it has to be possible to go after prosecutors that knowingly do their job poorly. that should be investigated…

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Government wrongly convicts man, then gives him 9.2 million dollars in our tax money


Wind Roadways
I think it doesn’t make a difference if he gets 9 million or 20 million.. the point is, that he is financially cared for. But there are things you can’t buy with money


Gil CJ
The people who put this man behind bars should be in jail for helping the rapist to continue raping out there among so many other things. Isn’t this something like being an accessory to crime or something similar?




patrick ray
ONLY 9.2 million dollars? that’s rather small after serving 22 years behind bars, he should had gotten 22 million dollars or double it to 44 million dollars.


Antonio Cusato
Offcourse prosecutors are going to screw over anyone, innocent or guilty regardless when there’s no accountability to any of these scum bags.


If DC lawyers and prosecutes are behind this it does not follow that DC taxpayers should pay. The lawyers, prosecutors, and cops personally responsible for the injustice should be personally liable.


please just remember this is nothing compared to 100 years ago. this society and world may not be the best but we have time to grow and become better!


Dave Stevens
What about the rape victim who now has to live with the fact that her rapist was never punished?  She also deserves compensation.  Cops, prosecutors, the judge and jury took an easy out and convicted this poor guy to get the crime off their books, all the while telling the victim “We got him!” Probably knowing the didn’t.


should have gotten 1 billion dollars, tax free


All the people saying he should receive 1.1 million should be put in prison for 22 years, in the same conditions he was, and then receive 1.2 million – $100,000 more than they want to give him – good deal right?


That guy deserve to be outside the spectrum of money, his life is ruined, he has spent majority of his existance in jail so he problable cant function well outside it. He has contracted uncurable disease and depression and is very likely to commit suicide one day because of this. He should have a card with unlimited money that he can use whenever he want at anything he want, all bills should go to those who doomed him.


Lying about rape should be as big of a crime as actual rape.


nora ekard
I better not see any feminists on this video, or by the 8 and one divines of Tamriel… Amazing how not only does this guy get his entire life destroyed, the woman who put him behind bars gets to hide her face….thanks for nothing rape shield laws, what a load of horse crap.


plus, if you’re dangerous enough and/or have enough connections, you won’t actually be raped in jail. in other words, being raped is a punishment only for who’s not criminal enough. how fair is that system, which society so gladly endorse?


Le F
Being wrongly incarcerated has always been a bad thing. I say if there are those who object to the amount of money people are being paid that have been wrongly convicted and served time in our jails, prisons Then The Solution Is Get It Right the First Time Then You Won’t Have To Pay!


Gotta love merica, the land of the cheat, rape, lies, and everything else wrong with society


9.2 million is way more than he would’ve made this entire life. 


Barbara Gordon
JR is so right, but at the fucking minimum judges shouldn’t be able to deny a defendant’s appeal for DNA testing, especially in cases where DNA testing wasn’t possible at the time. That’s such a simple thing that can be corrected.


Michael Dennis
Not nearly enough. $109 million would be more appropriate


Russ Tul
Love the Young Turks, but the only way to prevent the many  horrific crimes that are being committed, I’d  propose a law under which the perpetrator would be  executed in the same way as he/she killed the victim. That would make the perverts think twice.


Sherie Thomas
If God did exist..he would have vaporised America by now.


so where are the charges for the people that falsified forensics and the ones that lied under oath. those are actual crimes. where are the charges?  why isnt it a crime to falsely accuse someone of rape? if you dont know or youre not sure, say that. if you say “that guy raped me.” and he didnt… you should get locked up.


Tayler Jenkins
In the dmv 50000 a year is good money not average


Only 9.2….. id do 22 years for 9.2, are u kidding me


Yeah its not a lot, but if he invest it wisely, its more than enough to live a more than comfortable life until he dies.


its funny how they often let women get more than what they were offered in a divorce settlement when they asked for it and then they come up excuses to not to let a man who was convicted of a crime that he didn’t commit  for 20 years ask for more than he was offered him. smh


Kevin W. Clark
No amount will be enough. What people are missing is that not only was his life stolen from him but some or most of his friends and family believed he was a rapist. You also took his social stance, his respect and person. Society treated him differently as he was in jail.


S 117
If they can’t pay him enough money for what he went through then maybe he should have received any money, it’s clearly wasted on him if he doesn’t find it valuable. He was given enough money to never have work, and live quite luxuriously, I was a liberal at a time, but now it just seems annoying and whiney


Mystogan Edolas
2 milion per year and tax exemt for life. Btw if this was a White person people would be yelling “That only happened because he is white!!” then procede to call the curt racist all the while being racist them self.


Future Reader
Yet black men still chase white women lol




Sending someone to prison in the US is a traumatic experience. The US government should pay them an equally traumatic amount of money. I’m seeing people throwing out numbers like one million a year. How much would you have to pay someone to take the job of living Mr. Odom’s life? That’s how much he should get. I’d say $920 million. If it causes huge deficit problems, GOOD! Maybe then we’ll actually make prisons with basic human decency, or at least hold to that whole “innocent until proven guilty” thing.  Jayar hit the nail on the head (as usual, I really want to hear his opinions more), this money isn’t about him, it’s about the government. The way these payouts work right now is to create the public perception of justice, rather than disincentivize wrongful convictions.  Another way to do this would be give every law-enforcement person (cops, scientists, prosecutors, judges)  the sentences of anyone that gets wrongfully convicted through negligence. 

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btw cenk, prisoners of war are normally treated allot better than domestic prisoners, it isn’t so true anymore, but the idea behind treating the pows you have good is in the hope that your enemy treats the pows they have good. not so true anymore, to put it bluntly the rules of war have changed to the point where most wars aren’t even technically declared these days, folk who are far removed from battlefields are declared enemy combatants and nobody ever ends up declared a pow, because oddly enough pows have allot more rights than enemy combatants.


I don’t agree with the death penalty but because they should rot in prison however I don’t want to pay for their meals clothing and housing. and if you look at the amount of hours spent on death row compared to how many hours are spent in jail period that is inconsequential. in years to come this debate will become inconsequential and we will be debating a similar phenomenon to Minority Report (though I doubt it). but this Channels views are important because you have to get the extreme view out there to bring things into perspective!!!


Adeodatus de Lancella
Honestly most females are pretty shady, I’m not even being sexist it’s just a fact. Women of this generation are absolutely horrible.


Vishnu Nair
I believe that even at the risk of some guilty people getting scot free, no innocent should ever be convicted…. Its just inhuman… and if ever the state was guilty found of manufacturing evidence to wrongfully convict someone, all those mofos should get mandatory minimums of at least 10 years….  


Shanae Mays
He deserves that money&even more,for what he went thru…


Ira Nutter
Falsely imprisoned, subjected to rape, his life is shortened by an incurable disease, and he has been estranged by family members and you think 9 million dollars covers the bill? Allow yourself to be forced into that life and we’ll see your first words coming out. I’m disgusted by any amount of people who simply have no empathy for this man.


H. A.
People will quickly say they are willing to do 20 yrs in prison for 9 mill. however the threat of prison isn’t solely physical violence but also rape, torture, depression, anxiety, death of family & friends, the risk of HIV & Hep C, etc. Granted our prison shouldn’t be daycare centers but what ever happened to the idea of rehabilitation in order to decrease crime? Unfortunately, our prison systems consist of gladiator schools which are prisons for young offenders as well as criminal institutions where convicts go to hone their trade-craft.     




anthony campbell
This is capitalistic country there should be no cap it should unlimited only way the government. Learns its lessons


he deserve more than that… whats happening to officials involved in case.. nothing? and where’s the person who commit this crime? sure he went on to commit more crimes right? do you think cops and system is there to protect people. oh pls.. 


BRILLiant Mindz Media
I guess im ignorant but it seems to me if prisons had adult toys like tenga eggs or things to that effect that are one time disposable use then maybe there would be less rapes?


he should get enough money to live in a nice hotel for the rest of his life. and a nice girlfriend to enjoy it all with. if they have kids – gov’t pays for school and college. i would say that would be as just a settlement as possible.


Like the death penalty, but as long as the right people get it..Not the wrong ones. 

31 Conversations with the Innocence Project: Prosecutorial Power and Accountability


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Conversations with the Innocence Project is a new series of discussions that bring together experts, those adversely affected by the criminal justice system, and advocates to discuss, debate, and take action on issues plaguing the system. This inaugural discussion will focus on the role and power of prosecutors in our system, reform efforts to ensure prosecutorial accountability in cases of misconduct, and a growing movement to enlist prosecutors in the fight to combat wrongful convictions.

32 Prosecutorial Ethics and the Right to a Fair Trial: The Role of the Brady Rule (Session 1)

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19 okt. 2009

January 26, 2007 Presented by: Case Western Reserve Law Review

Professor Lewis R. Katz, John C. Hutchins Professor; Director of the Master of Laws in U.S. and Global Legal Studies Program
Professor Kevin C. McMunigal, Judge Ben C. Green Professor, Case School of Law
Professor John G. Douglass, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
Scott Roger Hurley, Public Defender, Cuyahoga County Public Defender Office

Summary: Law Review Symposium: Brady v. Maryland and Panel One: Brady and Plea Negotiations



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33 The Innocence Project

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16 dec. 2014

Jonathan Barr. Marvin Anderson. Randy Mills. Benny Starks. Four men represented by the Innocence Project and exonerated by DNA evidence tell their uplifting stories about freedom from wrongful conviction.

34 Wrongfully Convicted People Have No Idea They’re Owed Back Thousands In Taxes (HBO)

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12 dec. 2018

Jon Eldan, a lawyer who runs a one-man nonprofit named After Innocence, spends his days making hundreds of phone calls to men and women who were wrongfully incarcerated, then exonerated and released from prison. Every now and then, if he’s lucky, he finds who he’s looking for — and if they’re lucky, he tells them the government owes them back taxes, sometimes to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
For years, some exonerees who were compensated for their time in prison had to pay federal income taxes on that money. That changed in 2015 with the Wrongful Conviction Tax Relief Act. Congress made the law retroactive, meaning exonerees could apply for refunds — but it didn’t come up with a way to let people know they were entitled to the money. 
So Eldan took it upon himself to survey as many publicly known exonerees as possible to find those the government failed to alert.

35 Wrongly convicted of murder: 2 men freed after 42 years in prison

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28 mrt. 2019

VIDEO: Two men who spent more than 42 years in prison on a conviction in the murder of a Jacksonville woman were freed after a recently formed unit of the State Attorney’s Office found there was insufficient evidence to find them guilty and a judge agreed.

The BIGGEST Settlements Paid to INNOCENT Prisoners

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24 dec. 2021

Wrongful convictions are always heartbreaking stories. Find out how much money these wrongfully convicted people were awarded in this video!

9 – Frederick Clay
After maintaining his innocence for nearly four decades, Frederick Clay was freed from prison in August 2017. The city of Boston paid him $3.1 Million for his wrongful conviction.

8 – Juan Rivera
After being convicted three times for a crime he didn’t commit, Juan Rivera was finally exonerated in 2011. He later settled with the city of Waukegan, Illinois, for $20 million.
The crime that stole 20 prime years from an innocent man took place in 1992.

7 – Frank O’Connell
Frank O’Connell settled with Los Angeles County for $15 million after he was wrongfully imprisoned for 27 years. O’Connell’s initial conviction came in 1985. He was blamed for the fatal shooting of a man at an apartment complex in South Pasadena.

6 – Craig Coley
After serving nearly four decades in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her son, Craig Coley was exonerated in 2017 and granted $21 million by Simi Valley, California.

5 – Chester Hollman III
Chester Hollman III spent 28 years of his life in prison and got $9.8 million for it after finally attaining freedom. In 1991, a man was mugged and shot to death by two robbers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

4 – Mark Shand
$27 million was awarded to a Massachusetts resident who was wrongfully locked away for nearly 30 years. Mark Shand was convicted of murder in 1987 following a fatal shooting in a Springfield nightclub.

3 – Thaddeus “T.J.” Jimenez
Thaddeus “TJ” Jimenez was awarded a certificate of innocence and $25 million after being wrongfully convicted of murder. However, not long after his pardon, he found himself right back in prison for crimes he actually committed.

2 – Central Park 5
After their widely publicized convictions that they had nothing to do with, five New York City teenagers, better known as the Central Park 5, reached a settlement agreement with their hometown for $41 million.

1 – The McCollum Brothers
In September of 2014, half-brothers Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were released from the North Carolina prison. They’d spent the previous three decades locked up for a crime they didn’t commit.


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This is the documentary that the U.S government doesn’t want you to see!

This documentary has been uploaded for EDUCATION purposes and to show the public the harsh realities of what CAPITAL PUNISHMENT really means…and the horror of getting it wrong.

You will have a fly on the wall view of condemned man EDWARD EARL JOHNSON and his lawyer over the space of 14 days. You will be with him in his cell, with his lawyer, with his family and spiritual leader all the way…right up to the moment of his EXECUTION!
Never before and probably, never again will such unlimited access ever be given again.

Brace yourself to go on an extremely emotional journey as a man, considered by everyone, including the PRISONS WARDEN, to be completely innocent is fighting to stop a seemingly, unstoppable execution.
If you would like to end capital punishment in your country (U.S) or any country, visit to find out what you can do.

This video has been uploaded following reasons:
1) To demonstrate to the public the harsh reality of what a sentence of “DEATH” really means.
2) To show the full horror of what it means to get it wrong when an innocent man is executed.
3) The lasting damage it often causes to those carrying out the sentence…on all sides.
4) The data shows the death penalty does not work as a deterrent.
5) Too many innocent people are executed.

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37 Aspiring Lawyer Who Spent 28 Years In Prison (Crime Documentary) | Real Stories

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New York, 1985. Alan Newton is designated by an eye witness and sentenced to 40 years of imprisonment for a violent crime. In his cell, he starts studying law to decipher his file and prove his innocence.
Based on stories from the Innocence Network, a worldwide organization dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted, this four-part series explores the investigations and the human cost: the emotional impact experienced by those convicted and their families.
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Sir James
Prosecutors and police officers who knowingly imprisoned these innocent people should go to prison themselves. This shouldn’t go unpunished.
Sir James
Prosecutors don’t care who committed the crime, as long as they put someone in prison to appease the public.
Devesh Singh Yadav
I wanna cry.. but more than that I wanna smile for his freedom . Live your life buddy. And, thank you Innocence project for saving him and many others like him.
TouchdownTommyPurplePeopleEater Beauchene
Innocence project does amazing work and deserve a Nobel Prize.
Adrian D
I advocate for the “Restitution Project” of the wrongfully convicted. This is beyond heart breaking his Mom passed away 2 days after I was born
God bless these Attorneys for a Job Well Done 🙏🏾😘❤ Allan is so lucky to have a brother like this who fought for him for more than 20 years. Many would have lost faith and hope but he never lost faith
Margaret Peabody
Al quickly got on with his life. Getting married, having a son, receiving a college degree and a law degree and making a decision to help others in a similar bind.
Kadlac Dixon - The Draw My Life Prison Wife
14:57 that’s exactly what we thought, never thought my husband’s wrongful conviction would last so long. My husband was wrongfully convicted when my daughter was 2 months old, she’s now 20 years old. We stayed together through prison visits. He missed everything from our daughter’s first step to highschool graduation and about to miss her college graduation next year…