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Since 1989, more than 2,000 people have been identified as victims of wrongful convictions in the U.S. In 2015 and 2016, the wrongfully convicted were exonerated at a rate of about three per week.
This hour, a look at the reality of, psychology behind, and institutionalized pressures toward wrongful convictions in America.
- Brian Cutler - Professor of psychology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and the author of several books including Conviction of the Innocent: Lessons from Psychological Research
- Mark Godsey - Cofounder of the Ohio Innocence Project and the author of Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions
- Scott Lewis - Owns and operates Lewis Real Estate Services in Wallingford, Conn.
Colin McEnroe, Carlos Mejia, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.