47 minutes | Aug 26, 2021

Jeffrey Deskovic: Conviction to Exoneration

S1: E41: Jeffrey Deskovic: Conviction to ExonerationSummaryJeffrey Deskovic was wrongfully arrested at 16 and convicted at 17 for the rape and murder of a local girl in a small town. He fought for his freedom, became an attorney, and now fights for others. Deskovic spent 16 years fighting and is here to tell his story.Special GuestJeffrey Deskovic - Exoneree turned attorney and founder of the Deskovic Foundation. Deskovic is now an advocate for ending wrongful convictions.Time Stamps[00:00-Intro][01:13-Meet Jeffrey][32:00 - Outro]Key Takeaways*Wrongful conviction can happen to you*Strange does not equal criminal*Criminal profiling can fit most people if done 'right'*I smell a setup; step one, isolate a child*You did it, you just don't know it yet*The system targets youth and those with mental health issues*DNA and alibis should matter for a murder conviction, not one's reputation*Having no record to a murder record is like going from 0-100*Education is empowerment*Anger harnessed to energy for advocacy*Find your WHY and your WHAT*Finality of conviction vs. accuracy*Proceduralism vs. Common Sense*Exoneration is a costly process: Justice, healing & compensation*Parolees get resources; There are no resources for the INNOCENT (read that again)*Stigma stays: you do time twice*Bless volunteers*Jeffrey Deskovic for DA*Low-dollar doners are superheroesThe Big AsksFollow me/Connect (click link):Twitter | PlayingDA | MusingAround | Instagram | FacebookClubhouse: @musingaroundlv  |  email: writtenwordvegas@yahoo.comDonate/Become VIP for Free Merchandise:Onetime: PayPalMeOnetime: Venmo @playingDABuy me a coffee:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/musingaroundlvMembership Subscription:  Become a VIP member at Patreon-3 months get you a signed copy of my book (your choice) and you can earn free merch (https://www.patreon.com/playingDA)Review, Share, RatePodchaserReference LinksConviction (short film) https://www.amazon.com/Conviction-Jeffrey-Deskovic/dp/B08F9CN2XGThe Innocence Project https://innocenceproject.org/The Deskovic Foundaion - https://www.deskovicfoundation.org/It Could Happen To You https://itcouldhappen2you.org/Jeffrey’s Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.deskovicJeffrey’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreydeskovic/This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacyPodcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy
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