Justin Brooks

Justin Brooks

Justin Brooks is the founder and director of the California Innocence Project. He has practiced criminal law in Washigton, D.C., Michigan, and California, and is currently a tenured Professor of Law at California Western School of Law. The California Innocence Project is part of a nationwide network of innocence organizations that have exonerated hundreds of people from wrongful convictions by proving their factual innocence. Professor Brooks also oversees a network of innocence organizations in Latin America and works to help free innocence people from prisons around the world. The slogan is that "Better that ten guilty people go free than one person be wrongly convicted." But that is not the reality. Our guest, Justin Brooks, Esq., who is a founder and currently Director of the California Innocence Project, has, himself, walked 31 people who had been wrongly convicted out of prison after proving their innocence. And this includes Brian Banks, the football player and focus of a recent movie. Listen to this episode and you too will be stricken about how often wrongful convictions occur in our country. Fortunately, people like Mr. Brooks are there. So our system needs to be reformed, and Justin will explain from first-hand