2023 Making An Exoneree Cases
Why has Ha’son Cleveland been in prison for 17 years for a murder that two other women have confessed to? This documentary tells the story of how Ha’son was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life without parole for the murder of his girlfriend.
This film was created by Jasmine Donohue-Ozyar, Daria Farman-Farmaian, and Alysha Orbach from Georgetown University and Andreu Ariciaga, Andrea Pastor, and Raven Pavao from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with support from Kyla Osburn from Georgetown Law.
Who, more than any other, is fighting to get John Kinsel out of prison? The woman who put him there.
This film was created by Justin Cassera, Jack Healy, and Yu Jin “Claire” Kim from Georgetown University and Jay Oliveros, Cole Pena, and Jackson Whitney from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with support from Max Demers from Georgetown Law.
At 18, Billy Pennington pleaded guilty to a murder he did not commit. This film unravels the faulty evidence, lies of the key witness, and the pressure Billy and his family were under to make a deal with his life.
This film was created by Alexandra Baird, Maeve Foley, and Jordynn Jenkins from Georgetown University and Marcel Bell, Kahena Wilhite, and Jordan Wilson from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with support from Mark Tucker from Georgetown Law.
Can you remember a stranger’s eyes after seeing them briefly from 200 feet away in the dark? What about eight years later? One witness claimed he could do just that, and Jamie Snow has been incarcerated for over 23 years for a crime he didn’t commit.
This film was created by Isabella Chiu, Jackson Edwards, and Maddy Langan from Georgetown University and Madeline Finkel, Kata Garcia De La Rosa, and Danny Moshayedi from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with support from Vanessa Torres from Georgetown Law.