We want to believe the criminal justice system convicts the right person and allows the innocent to go free. It’s a nice thought, but it doesn’t always work that way. Memories are malleable, eyewitness identification is often unreliable, witnesses and suspects can be manipulated, and sometimes the prosecution withholds important evidence. And judges and prosecutors are often blind to these problems.
Listen to our conversation with Mark Godsey, a former federal prosecutor and now a law professor and author of “Blind Injustice.” Mark co-founded the Ohio Innocence Project in 2003, which has won the release of 34 men and women, who had been incarcerated for 665 years for crimes they didn’t commit.