Mark Godsey on The Innocence Project and Blind Injustice

Mike talks to Mark Godsey, a former federal prosecutor who’s currently a professor of law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Professor Godsey is the co-founder and director of the Ohio Innocence Project, which is one of the most active and successful Innocence Projects in the country. He’s also the author of Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions.

Topics Mike & Mark discuss include:

  • the scope of the wrongful convictions problem
  • the prosecutorial mindset and wrongful convictions
  • main reasons for wrongful convictions
  • how Innocence Projects work to free the wrongfully convicted
  • making it easier to free the wrongfully convicted
  • how to decrease wrongful convictions

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2 thoughts on “Mark Godsey on The Innocence Project and Blind Injustice”

  1. Great interview! One question, how does the very low percentage of cases going to jury trial (5% or so I have heard) play into this problem?

    1. Good question. I think it does, given what Professor Godsey told me about the lack of resources for public defender offices.

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