The Wrongful Conviction Of Joseph Webster: Episode 2 (A Latino USA Podcast)

May 7, 2021
10:57 AM
Originally published at Latino USA

Photo by Julieta Martinelli.

At the end of episode one, Joseph Webster finally heard back from the Davidson County Conviction Review Unit. All of his hopes were pinned on this team inside the prosecutor’s office, who are tasked with reinvestigating and addressing wrongful convictions. But the CRU denied Joseph’s petition.

In episode two of Latino USA‘s two-part series, we follow Joseph’s lawyer, Daniel Horwitz, as he refuses to accept the CRU’s denial, questioning what it would actually take for the unit to reinvestigate Joseph’s case, and whether this new tool actually is helping address the justice system’s mistakes. We also explore the state of review units across the United States —what’s working or not— and the changes experts say could lead to more wrongfully convicted people being released from prison. And then, the CRU in Nashville makes an unexpected announcement that will lead to the moment Joseph and his family have been dreaming of for nearly 15 years.

To access the full series, click here

“The Wrongful Conviction of Joseph Webster” series was produced by Julieta Martinelli, and edited by Marta Martinez. 


Latino USA with Maria Hinojosa, produced by Futuro Media, is the longest-running Latino-focused program on U.S. public media.