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Under A Killing Moon

Under A Killing Moon

Under A Killing Moon

Ryan Ferguson and a friend remember being at a nearby college bar that same night. Police search for two young men but the trail goes cold.

Testimony of Shawna Ornt saying the people she saw the night of the murder was not Ryan Ferguson or Chuck Erickson. Here

The 5 Stories of Michael Boyd: Reenactments (Ryan Ferguson Case) Here

A father’s mission to prove his son is innocent of a horrific crime. Erin Moriarty reports Here

When Justice Goes Wrong… Here

Ryan William Ferguson–A Case of Wrongful Conviction Here

To celebrate the 25th season of “48 Hours”, correspondent Erin Moriarty shares what makes a good story, the cases that she can’t forget, and the pursuit of finding justice. Here


Nationally known and respected Forensic Scientist Brent Turvey


Nationally known and respected Forensic Scientist Brent Turvey rips apart the botched crime scene investigation in the David Thorne case.

Sometime between the evening of March 31st and noon on April 1st, 1999 , Yvonne Layne was brutally murdered inside of her Alliance, OH home.  This was no April fool’s joke for the 5 children Yvonne left behind.  The real fools though were the Alliance, OH police department.  Could one of their own officers have been a prime suspect?  Listen to The Other Side of Justice

Investigative report on the wrongful conviction of David Thorne and Joe Wilkes in Alliance, Ohio. Here

Help free a man falsely accused and wrongfully convicted Here

Wrongful Convictions of David Thorne and Joe Wilkes Here

Key facts indicate David Thorne’s Innocence Here

I Didn’t Do It

Innocent But “Proven” Guilty Investigation Discovery Profiles Those Wrongly Convicted In “I Didn’t Do It!”
Narrated by Chris Noth, known for his work as a detective on Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and the District Attorney on The Good Wife, this new series on ID walks viewers through cases of mistaken identity, misinterpreted evidence, forced confessions and legal technicalities that sent innocent people to jail, and allow the guilty to roam free. I DIDN’T DO IT! follows those who fight for their freedom, and prove their own innocence by bringing the real perpetrators to justice.

Investigation Discovery

The New Asylums Watch The Full Program Online

Fewer than 55,000 Americans currently receive treatment in psychiatric hospitals. Meanwhile, almost 10 times that number — nearly 500,000 — mentally ill men and women are serving time in U.S. jails and prisons. As sheriffs and prison wardens become the unexpected and often ill-equipped caretakers of this burgeoning population, they raise a troubling new concern: Have America’s jails and prisons become its new asylums?
Watch The Full Program Online | The New Asylums | FRONTLINE | PBS.

The Imperfections of the U.S. Judicial System | Daily Infographic

The Imperfections U.S. Judicial System

The Imperfections of the U.S. Judicial System [infographic] | Daily Infographic.

About the Exoneration Registry

More than 2,000 people have been exonerated of serious crimes since 1989 in the United States, according to a report by college researchers who have established the first national registry of exoneration
Researchers say their registry is the largest database of these types of cases and showcases some of the major issues with the criminal justice system, including that the leading causes of wrongful convictions are perjury, faulty witness identification and misconduct by prosecutors. Read More Here
Check out the database Here
About the Exoneration Registry.

Wrongful Convictions: A New Exoneration Registry Tests Stubborn Judges  Here

Hold Prosecutors Accountable for Misconduct in Wrongful Convictions


Justice NOT Politics: Hold Prosecutors Accountable for Misconduct in Wrongful Convictions.

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