Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom
This podcast tells you about a world that you wouldn't wish upon anyone. Some of the most harsh prisons on earth are situated in the USA. With over 2.2 Million prisoners, a number of them innocent. This show tells you their stories and how they ended up there. With the help of the Innocence Project and other foundations, Jason Flom as an ambassador for over 25 years has helped raise awareness and exonerate the innocent, you hear about this journey through Wrongful Conviction.
His day job however has been for greater part running some of the biggest record labels where he was Chairman or CEO of Atlantic and Virgin. He founded Lava Records in 1995 and while music doesnt feature in this show he is personally responsible for signing Katy Perry to Capitol Music and building acts from all genre's to stardom such as Lily Allen, Thirty Seconds To Mars and J Holiday.
For the people Jason interviews, you grow a great admiration for the will power, strength of these individuals and realize how possible this is to anyone. Many of them were sentenced to life and spent over half there lives behind bars for a crime they didn't commit, some are still inside waiting appeal.
Throughout the show you learn about the biggest injustices of the legal system and just how unfair the bail system is, the level of corrupt cops and prosecutors, forced confessions, mishandling of evidence and bad legal advice from there own representatives.
Despite the heaviness of the situations, the stories are often inspiring understanding how they overcame and survived the dangerous and often harsh conditions. A number are now actively involved in helping inmates, youth and fellow wrong-full convicted inmates.
Jason not only helps tell there stories but this podcast week by week interviews a wrongful convicted person and As well as the struggles they endured while incarcerated for crimes they didn't commit. breaks down the stories and injustices of their arrest, trial, sentencing. While most of these are now exonerated, some are still awaiting appeals.