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If you're curious about innocence issues and exoneration, there are numerous resources you can turn to. Whether you prefer books, podcasts, documentaries, movies or TV shows, you will find vivid, thought-provoking, and deeply meaningful stories of the imprisoned innocent in every medium, and information that will help you learn how you can find your voice and help create a more just world.

Exit to Freedom, by Calvin C. Johnson Jr (GIP exoneree) and Greg Hampikian

Actual Innocence by Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld and Jim Dywer (IP directors)

Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted edited by Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger

Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin

The Central Park Five by Sarah Burns

Convicting the Innocent by Brandon L. Garrett

Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity by Alison Flowers

An Expendable Man by Margaret Edds

False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent by Jim Petro and Nancy Petro

Gideon’s Trumpet by Anthony Lewis

The Innocent Man by John Grisham

Journey Towards Justice by Dennis Fritz

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Killing Time by John Holloway and Ronald M. Gauthier

Manifest Injustice by Barry Siegel

Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton

A Promise of Justice by David Protess and Rob Warden

A Road to Freedom by Trudy C Baltazar

Surviving Justice by Dave Eggers

Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice by Adam Benforado


She was Convicted of Killing Her Mother, New York Times, Emily Bazelon

Freed Prisoners Lose Their Innocence, The Wisconsin State Journal, Dee J. Hall

Home Free, The New Yorker, Jennifer Gonnerman

Life After Exoneration, Slate, Laura Bazelon

The Marshall Project’s collection of exoneration-related journalism

The Price of a Life, The New Yorker, Ariel Levy

ProPublica’s collection of wrongful conviction-related journalism

Trials and Errors, Texas Monthly, Michael Hall and Jake Silverstein

Trial by Fire, The New Yorker, David Grann

When Innocence is No Defense, The New York Times, Julie Seaman

Why Some States Still Fight the Exoneration of the Innocent, The Atlantic, Andrew Cohen


The National Registry of Exonerations


Dateline NBC: The Accused

After Innocence

After Innocence: Exoneration in America

Burden of Innocence

The Central Park Five

The Child Cases

The Confessions


PBS Frontline: Death by Fire


The Exonerated

60 Minutes: Eyewitness: How accurate is visual memory?

Fight for Justice: David and Me

The Hurricane

In the Name of the Father

Making a Murderer

Murder on a Sunday Morning

The Paradise Lost Trilogy, parts One, Two, and Three

Reversal of Fortune

Scenes of a Crime

PBS American Experience: Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

The Thin Blue Line

The Trials of Darryl Hunt

An Unreal Dream

West of Memphis

What Jennifer Saw

The Wronged Man


Season two follows GIP client Joey Watkins

Actual Innocence
Features interviews with GIP exonerees




Life of the Law

More Perfect

Serial -- Season 1

Truth and Justice