"Falsely Imprisoned: The McCallum Case"
airs: Saturday August 1 at 7am on
Sunday August 2 at 9:30am and 7pm
and Tuesday August 4 at 11:30pm
David McCallum, exonerated and released, after 29 years
This Week on Due Process
Innocent men and women convicted and imprisoned. The estimates range from 2 to 10 per cent of everyone locked up. In a country that puts millions behind bars, that's tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, falsely imprisoned.
That stat is shocking, but the horror really sets in when you come face to face with the innocent people behind those numbers, and none more than David McCallum, who lost nearly two-thirds of his life to a crime he did not commit.
On this edition of Due Process, David's tragic story and its happy ending - long overdue. It took a virtual village of lawyers and supporters, including Rutgers Law Prof. Laura Cohen and the students in her Criminal and Youth Justice Clinic, to finally win his freedom.
In the studio: Cohen joins Ryan Haygood, President of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, in discussing the many troubling issues raised by David's case: issues of juvenile justice, coerced confessions, false imprisonment, inadequate legal counsel, exoneration and re-entry.
We hope you'll join us for this important episode of Due Process.
Sandy and Raymond
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