Is There Hope for the Innocents in Our Jails?

January 6, 2015
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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Have we become too jaded about prisoners, believing that once they're convicted we should throw away the key? They all claim they're innocent, right? Is the U.S. criminal justice system infallible, or does evidence get hidden or tampered with that could have proved a defendant's innocence? Today's guest, Jeffrey Deskovic, was one of those innocents who, as a 16-year-old boy, was railroaded into a false confession and convicted of the rape and murder of his high school classmate - a crime he didn't commit. He spent 16 years in maximum security prisons in New York, until the real killer's DNA freed him. To this day, none of the police, prosecutors or medical examiners who concocted evidence to frame him, have been disciplined. Once released, Jeff earned a masters in criminal justice and launched The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, which exonerates the wrongly convicted, helps them reintegrate into society, and educates the public about wrongful convictions.

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Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.

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