Wrongful Conviction
Wrongful Conviction

Wrongful Conviction

Lava for Good Podcasts



Hosted by celebrated criminal justice reform advocate and founding board member of the Innocence Project Jason Flom, and Pulitzer prize-winning podcast host and producer Maggie Freleng, Wrongful Conviction features intimate conversations with men and women who have spent years in prison for crimes they maintain they did not commit. Some have been fully exonerated and reunited with family and friends while others continue to languish, with some even facing execution on death row. Each episode peels back the layers behind the stories of those who have found themselves caught in a legal system gone wrong, with illuminating insights from lawyers and leading experts sharing their in-depth knowledge about each case, from prison visits and courtroom battles to reexamined crime scenes and witness interviews. This gripping series reveals the tragedy of injustice…as well as the triumph that is possible when people step up and demand change.

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#407 Jason Flom with Jerome Dixon
NOV 16, 2023
#407 Jason Flom with Jerome Dixon

Just after midnight on July 25, 1990, a man was shot and killed in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Oakland, CA. Shortly after the shooting, police picked up 17-year-old Jerome Dixon, who had been hanging out with his friends nearby, and drove him to the crime scene and then to the police station. Police interrogated Jerome for 25 hours eliciting a confession. Despite no physical evidence linking him to the crime, Jerome accepted a plea deal for second-degree murder and was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison.

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To learn more and get involved:

Write to Governor Gavin Newsom's office in support of a pardon for Jerome. Email [email protected], and be sure to put Jerome Dixon's name in the subject line.

Contact your Representative or Senator and tell them you support the Protecting Miranda Rights for Kids Act, which would require police to notify and contact parents or guardians if their child is arrested or detained.

Get involved with the work of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition. Visit their website at https://antirecidivism.org/

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39 MIN