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Everyday Injustice Podcast Interview

This week on Everyday Injustice, Jessica Henry talks about people who are convicted of crimes that never happened. There are a whole class of wrongful convictions – some based on flawed forensic science, such as shaken baby or arson investigators. Henry also chronicles suicide being mislabeled as a homicide. And more nefarious problems such as […]

Pod Save the People Podcast Interview

Lean Into the Joy (with Prof. Jessica S. Henry) DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week, including rural schools, suicide rates, Black Film Archives, and Portland’s vaccine mandate. DeRay interviews Prof. Jessica S. Henry (author of “Smoke But No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened”) about no-crime wrongful […]

Democracy on the Move Podcast Interview

Jessica Henry, author of the book Smoke But No Fire – Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened, drops by to discuss the book’s topic; people convicted of crimes that never happened. You read that right; people are often convicted of crimes that never took place, and many have served years in prison and […]

Huckleberry Gin Podcast Interview

Jessica Henry, author of the book SMOKE BUT NO FIRE, joins host Carly Gelsinger to talk about the tragedy of wrongful convictions for crimes that never happen. At the end of the episode, Carly develops a signature cocktail recipe based on something that inspired her about the book.

MPL Check Us Out Podcast Interview

In the January edition of Montclair Public Library’s Check Us Out Podcast, Selwa interviews local author Jessica Henry, author of “Smoke but No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened.”

Women & Crime Podcast Interview

After her three month old son Ryan got violently ill, Patricia Stallings rushed him to the hospital where he was placed in the pediatric intensive care unit. She and her husband were informed that their baby had been poisoned. Suspicions surrounded the couple, however it wasn’t until several weeks later when baby Ryan suffered another […]

Criminal Injustice with David A. Harris Podcast Interview

We’ve all heard about the cases of wrongfully convicted people going to prison for the crimes others committed. In some cases, DNA exonerates them and finds the person who really did it. But what about people wrongfully convicted – of crimes that never happened at all? Our guest is Jessica S. Henry, Professor at Montclair […]

NPR Central Time with Bob Ferrett Podcast Interview

Exploring No-Crime Wrongful Convictions, Community Crime Prevention And Rise In Shootings. We hear from the author of a new book bringing to light and documenting a specific type of wrongful conviction – those where no actual crime was committed. And we discuss the increase in shootings in Wisconsin and elsewhere around the U.S., and how […]