SILVER SPRING, MD – April 25, 2018 – How would you survive inside the justice system if you were convicted of a crime you did not commit? TV One’s EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE spotlights the unbelievable true stories of four people who endured this life-altering nightmare—innocent of crimes for which they were arrested and ultimately imprisoned.
Premiering Monday, June 4 at 10/9c on TV One and hosted by acclaimed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, each one-hour episode of Evidence of Innocence focuses on one wrongfully convicted man or woman – Lisa Roberts, Richard Miles, Melonie Ware and Mark Schand – each faced with the enormous challenge of maintaining faith while awaiting the opportunity to prove their innocence.
Locked in cells for years upon years, wrestling with fear, maddening loneliness, suicide-inducing despair, these survivors who somehow endured the struggle to have their cases overturned and regain their freedom, share their riveting accounts with Attorney Crump.
Attorney Crump, who formerly served as President of the National Bar Association, has dedicated his career to bringing justice to those who are marginalized by the legal system and proves an insightful guide through each Evidence of Innocence journey. Crump served as the lead attorney for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Alesia Thomas, and is a vanguard in the fight against police brutality.
An Emmy and NAACP Image Award winner, acclaimed television and film producer Rushion McDonald (The Steve Harvey Show, Jamie Foxx, Think Like A Man) of 3815 Media is the series executive producer and creator, in partnership with Jupiter Entertainment. McDonald said that he was moved to create Evidence of Innocence in response to all the national headlines chronicling the racial injustice in America’s justice system.
“As Attorney Crump says,” McDonald recalls, “all you have to do is sit in the back of a courtroom and you’ll see that justice is not equal in this country.” Evidence of Innocence, however, with its stirring tales of perseverance, is different from any other true crime show. He maintains, “Even though these persons received the blunt end of a bad deal, their stories are inspiring.”
The first episode ran last night with Lisa Roberts was rivoting. She spent 11 years behind bars as an innocent woman. Check out Cheryl Jackson’s interview with Attorney Benjamin Crump.
Famed Civil Rights Attorney, Benjamin Crump Introduces His New Show “Evidence of Innocence” was originally published on praisedc.com