As told to John O’Connor by Robert Meeropol the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were accused of espionage
My parents were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, American communists executed in 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage. I was three years old when they were arrested and six when they were executed. It was the McCarthy era; the US government basically said there’s an international communist conspiracy that will destroy…Continue
Los Tocayos Carlos, a book-length monograph and comprehensive website published by the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, helps answer these haunting questions. Based on one of the most thorough investigations of a criminal case in U.S. history, the groundbreaking article by Columbia Law School Professor James Liebman and a team of students uncovers evidence that Carlos DeLuna, a poor Hispanic man with childlike intelligence who was executed in Texas in 1989, was…Continue
Sister Helen Prejean details the logistics and the elaborate rituals employed in Angola State Prison, Louisiana, before the electrocution of prisoners. Patrick Sonnier was executed for murder on 5 April 1984, and Sister Prejean accompanied him during the last two years of his life. She describes an…Continue
What would you do if your loved one was sentenced to life in prison for a crime they didn’t commit?
Meet Betty Anne Waters from Massachusetts USA. After her brother Kenny was wrongly convicted of murder she went to law school, became a lawyer and then found the evidence that led to his exoneration after almost 20 years behind bars. Also meet Chris Ochoa. He spent 12 years in a Texas jail after being coerced into confessing to a murder he did not commit. After his release he went to…Continue