Katie Couric: Innocent People Wrongfully Imprisoned
People make mistakes. That is all it comes down to. And that can be said for both sides of the law. Sometimes people make terrible decisions and they end up having to face the consequences for their actions. For criminals this may mean jail time and for the law, the judge and anyone else involved in the prosecution of a criminal it could mean an embarrassment and a lot of money awarded to an innocent person punished as a criminal.
Katie Couric is looking at a number of stories about innocent people who were imprisoned for crimes they did not commit and how they were able to beat the verdict and walk away free men.
She talks with one man who was imprisoned for 15 years of his life for a crime he did not commit. When asked how he got through the 15 years of hard time, the man could do nothing but shake his head.
“It’s such a miscarriage of justice and it is so infuriating,” said Katie Couric.
Another wrongfully imprisoned man who finally got his freedom back even says it might have been divine intervention he is out of prison.
“I knew I was innocent but I’m here by a miracle,” he said.
Tony Goldwyn Advocates for Wrongfully Imprisoned
Tony Goldwyn, one of the stars on Scandal, is an advocate for those who can advocate for themselves. He is a passionate advocate for the wrongfully accused and he is stopping by Katie to talk with some of the wrongfully accused about their stories.