Jeffrey Deskovic Podcast: Convicted, Exonerated & Reforming the Justice System (New York) June 21, 2018
Today’s podcast is with Jeffrey Deskovic. At 16 years old in New York Jeff was convicted of raping and murdering a high school classmate. He was an innocent man. He spent 16 years behind bars and was released in 2006 after a long fight for his freedom and because of DNA evidence. Jeffrey is the founder of the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation based in New York which works to free the innocent from prison and seeks to reform the system to stop wrongful convictions from occurring. He just finished his 2nd year in law school at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.
We are very happy to have Mr. Deskovic as a guest as we talk about what happened to him, how he got out of prison and his efforts to free others since his release. We also hear about the legislative work being done by the Deskovic Foundation including supporting two bills in the New York Legislature proposing the creation of a prosecutorial conduct commission.
Some might not see the relationship between victims-restorative justice and wrongful convictions. But RJI sees the connection clearly as does Jeffrey Deskovic. Listen.
For more information on the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation visit their website: https://www.deskovicfoundation.org/