In 1996, Rodney Roberts was wrongfully convicted of kidnapping after being coerced by his lawyer into pleading guilty to a crime he did not commit. He spent seven years in state prison but maintained his innocence, which cost him any chance at parole. After seven years, Rodney was set to be released, but instead, was sent to a state treatment center for sexually violent predators, where he spent ten years fighting for his freedom.
Do not miss our first “Wrongfully Convicted: The Deskovic Files” episode—hearing Rodney tell his story and seeing the bond between him and his loyal wife Lynda will serve as an inspiration.
Here to shed some light on wrongful conviction is the Executive Director of the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, Jeffrey Deskovic. The foundation was established as a result of Deskovic’s own wrongful conviction at the age of 17. Jeffrey has devoted his life to helping people who have been failed by the system.
To demonstrate just how unreliable eyewitness can sometimes be, Paul picks three ladies from the audience and asks them to describe a suspicious character who had earlier been seen leaving a bag in the studio. The results will blow you away.
Finally, share a laugh with Paul as he and comedian Chuck Nice go over the candidates for “Moron of the Week.”