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(Feb 06, 2007)
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Top Customer Reviews
# their lives before their convictions,
# what circumstances led to their convictions,
# what their lives were like in jail,
# their struggle to be freed by DNA evidence,
# what their lives were like after exoneration.
Many of the exonerated were struggling to receive compensation for their unjust treatment, and most were struggling to pick up the pieces of their lives after being devastated by the inhumanity of America's legal system. The callousness of the system appeared frequently, while apologies for errors were few and far between. It was difficult to sit through the movie without feeling anger toward the cruelty and injustice America's legal system brought into the lives of these men. It was apparent from the reactions of others in the audience I was not alone in my feelings.
The movie was edited so that it also included the struggles of Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld and others in the Innocence Project as they worked to free the wrongly convicted. At one point in the movie a volunteer showed bundle after bundle of letters (from prisoners), in filing cabinets that staff had not even had the resources to open yet. It was an appalling site, considering the perilous existence of some DNA evidence in "official" storage.Read more ›
but this is a truly hopeful film, as it shows many exonerees who, after being freed, have risen above the horrors of being imprisoned for 10, 20 years for committing no crime at all; and it shows many of those in the innocence project who make enormous sacrifices of time, effort, and money to save innocent people from the hell of unjust imprisonment and death.
There are many details of each man's story in this film; but there are certain similarities about them that I can explore here to help you determine if you want to watch this film.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Everyone should see this. The US has more wrongfully incarcerated people than anywhere in the world.Published 11 months ago by Sofie Justice
This film breaks away your old ideas about why we need a death penalty at all and helps you begin to see the hardships it brings to the individuals and their families who are... Read morePublished 24 months ago by eileen mulaney
The struggle for justice is shown through a variety of men and the common thread that they all hold onto, their innocence. Read morePublished on November 25, 2012 by Cindy McCubbin
Imagine spending over 20 years in prison for a crime you didn't commit. After Innocence documents several people who spent six to 20 years behind bars before new evidence-usually... Read morePublished on September 28, 2012 by Joyce
I thought this documentary was pretty flat. Usually, if someone is wrongly convicted and incarcerated, I would feel a great deal of sympathy for their circumstances outside prison. Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by Timegoesby
first saw this on cable and showed the DVD to my students. they were very moved by the content (one class even applauded) and I would recommend itPublished on December 28, 2010 by T. J. Kearney
This is an amazing story of the mistreatment of many Americans throughout the Criminal Justice system. Read morePublished on December 21, 2010 by DonnieMo
A well Done Documentary.
A standing ovation goes out to the staffers of The American Innocence Project and to those who were open enough to share their lives with the... Read more