Joshua B. Hoe interviews Jessica S. Henry about her book “Smoke but No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened”

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My Guest – Jessica S. Henry

A Picture of Jessica Henry author of the book "Smoke But No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened"

Jessica S. Henry was a public defender for nearly ten years in New York City before joining the Department of Justice Studies at Montclair State University where she is an associate professor and frequent commentator…she is also the author of the new book “Smoke But No Fire” Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened

A picture of the book 'Smoke But No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened by Jessica S. Henry

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A full PDF Transcript of Episode 88 of the Decarceration Nation Podcast

Notes From Episode 88 Jessica S. Henry

Eli Savit won his race for prosecutor in Washtenaw County Michigan,

Here is more information about results from this week in primaries and about how progressive prosecutors are faring in recent elections.

I interviewed Eli about his race way back in Episode 62 of the Decarceration Nation Podcast.

538.com wrote this wonderful article about our psychology and crime stats (crime is down not up).

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel wrote a letter asking for the commutation of Michael Thompson.

Tana Ganeva wrote an excellent new article about protest and organizing that happens inside prisons focused on Michael Thompson’s case.

Fair Wayne Bryant is also serving a life sentence because of habitual sentencing laws.

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