On November 15th, 1989, 15-year-old Angela Correa disappeared after taking pictures for her photography class in Peekskill, New York. Two days later, her body was found. She had been brutally raped and murdered. News of Angela’s death devastated her classmates at Peekskill High School, one of which, was Jeff Deskovic. However, detectives soon made Jeff a prime suspect in the case and coerced him into a false confession. At 17 years old, Jeff was convicted and spent the next 16 years of his life in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Exoneree and Lawyer Jeff Deskovic shares the story of his wrongful conviction and his fight for justice. He emphasizes the importance of policy changes to prevent injustice and discusses how his organization works to free other wrongfully convicted people as well.

The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice is a nonprofit dedicated to preventing wrongful convictions, freeing innocent people in both DNA and non-DNA cases, and pursuing policy changes to prevent injustice. The organization has freed 13 wrongfully convicted people to date and has worked to pass three laws aimed at preventing wrongful convictions.

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