Proving Innocence

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It took more than a decade and and a team of attorneys to prove Robert Dewey was innocent. Dewey was just released from a Colorado prison after serving 18 years of a life sentence for murder. To clear him, lawyers poured through pages of testimony and re-tested DNA evidence. Dewey’s local attorney, Daneyl Joffe, and the New York-based Innocence Project led the effort. The non-profit uses DNA evidence to clear inmates it believes are innocent. Since it started in 1992, nearly 300 people have been freed. Joining us is Jason Kreag, the Innocence Project attorney assigned to the Dewey case.

[Photo: Courtesy of The Innocence Project]

Listen to our interview with Robert Dewey after his release.

Listen to our discussion with a New York Times reporter about how inmates freed through DNA evidence fare once they are released.