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STIR: The Central Park Five and other Innocent Victims in America

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Wrongful convictions show serious flaws have caused our criminal justice system to convict scores of innocent people. We will uncover what needs fixing in our justice system.  

Find out how you can help exonerate innocent people. 

"The Innocence Project" explains the challenges of those released from prison - After Exoneration:

DNA testing has freed scores of innocent inmates around the country. But where does a wrongly convicted person go when released from prison without a safety net?

SPECIAL GUEST: CALVIN DUNCAN - Mentor to recently released exoneree Nathan Brown
Mr. Duncan was wrongfully convicted of murder wrongly accused and convicted of murder in 1985 and sentenced to life without parole, probation or suspension of sentence. He spent 28 1/2 years in Louisiana State Penitentary at Angola until he was finally released in 2011.

Mr. Duncan is now a Paralegal, Consultant, and Mentor for exconvicts and exonerees. Join the discussion as we find out how he helps and how you can help the project that assists the wrongfully convicted try and recover life after imprisonment. 

Many exonerees are released from their cells without fanfare, apologies or anywhere to go. In some states, more services are available to parolees than to exonerees. During long years in prison, families and friends have disappeared. Any money in the bank before conviction has probably been spent on legal fees. Most exonerees struggle immediately to find housing and work and many bear the weight of a conviction on their record for years before they are officially cleared.