Courtesy: Nomi Ellenson
Doing Good For The Unjustified
In an effort to reach out those people who spent time in prison for a crime they didn’t commit, Jason Flom launched a podcast Tuesday called “Wrongful Conviction” live in New York City at Gansevoort Park Avenue.
Just 24 hours after its release, “Wrongful Conviction” hit number 14 today on the iTunes chart, and it just so happened this podcast coincided with International Wrongful Conviction Day.
The podcast featured several exonerees including Raymond Santana of the Central Park Five, and Keith Allen Harward who spent 33 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Celebrities included Alex Soros,Malik Yoba, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Charles Smith, Rosanna Scotto, Elvis Duran, former Nebraska governor, Robert Kerrey and Innocence Project executives Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld and Maddy DeLone.
The launch event raised over $200,000 via the digital Karma Auction as guests texted their donations throughout the evening.
“Wrongful Conviction” can be found in 10 episode, and can be watched on places like iTunes.