EP3: The Butterfly Effect with Martin Tankleff
Exoneree, lawyer, author, professor and invited lecturer - Marty Tankleff does it all. After his release in 2007, Marty hit the ground running advocating for prisoner rights and spreading awareness about the wrongful convicted. Join Kristine for this fascinating interview with one of the most dynamic advocates for reform in the criminal system.
Marty was wrongfully convicted in 1990, for the murder of his parents. At the time of his arrest, he was a 17-year-old high school student. In the blink of an eye, his whole life changed. After being sentenced to two consecutive terms of 25 years to life, Marty presented new evidence, and after nearly 18 years in prison, in 2007 his conviction was finally overturned. After his exoneration, Marty obtained his law degree and serves as Special Counsel at Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, where his focus is on wrongful convictions, prisoner and civil rights. He is also the current Peter P. Mullen Distinguished Visiting Professor at Georgetown University where he teaches a class with his childhood friend, Professor Marc M. Howard, called Making and Exoneree - where students reinvestigate potential wrongful conviction cases. In the past five years, Marty, Marc and their students have walked three innocent men out of prison.
Full Bio: https://www.barketepstein.com/our-team/martin-h-tankleff/
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Host: Kristine Bunch, Indiana exoneree and Outreach Coordinator for Interrogating Justice and How to Justice
Producer: Tammy Alexander, creator and co-host of the Snow Files Podcast
Announcer: Eric Brenner, actor and voice over artist
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