Fresh Air

Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.


episode 5010: Freeing An Innocent Man From Prison

When Yutico Briley was 19 years old, he was sentenced to 60 years in prison for an armed robbery he said he didn't commit. After serving 7 years of his sentence, Briley heard criminal justice reporter Emily Bazelon on 'Fresh Air' and wrote to her about his case. Bazelon started corresponding with him and doing some research, and found flaws in his defense and trial representative of larger problems in the justice system. Her sister Lara Bazelon, a lawyer, decided to take Briley's case and file for an appeal. Lara won the appeal and his exoneration. Emily Bazelon's article about Briley is the cover story of this week's 'New York Times Magazine.' We'll hear from Emily Bazelon and Yutico Briley.


 2021-07-08  46m