Why is Cook County the wrongful conviction capital of the United States?

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Justin Kaufmann, Alison Flowers and Antione Day

Investigative journalist Alison Flowers joins Justin to talk about her new book, “Exoneree Diaries:  The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity.” Alison talks about where the passion to tell these stories come from, why she chose the four exonerees to profile in the book, the connection between police misconduct and wrongful convictions, the importance of having lawyers who want to fight these wrongful convictions and how difficult it is for a wrongful conviction to be overturned. Also joining the conversation is Antione Day, one of the subjects in the book, who tells his incredible story about being wrongly convicted, how music saved him while he was in prison and the transition he made from being in jail to being a free man.

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