This week’s episode takes us to Cleveland, Ohio, where we take a deep dive into the story of a child who wanted to do the right thing, and a lie that would put an innocent man in prison for nearly 40 years.

In 1975, Rickey Jackson was convicted of a murder he didn’t commit and spent decades in prison for it. In this episode, Rickey talks with Eddie Vernon, the man whose false testimony as a 12-year-old led to Rickey’s incarceration.

Released January 10, 2018.

Like the music in this episode? Support the artists:
“Neither Nor,” “Demus,” “Seven Digit Clock” and “Photosphere” by Charles Atlas from the album To the Dust: From Man You Came and To Man You Shall Return
“A Day in Port-Royal” by Ending Satellites from the album And so sing the black birds